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1 Environmental IOs from the Perspective of Global Businesses HRI Geneva Seminar December 2010

2 Environmental Organizations Major Environmental Conventions UN Environment Programme World Meteorological Organization IUCN Major Environmental NGOs

3 Major Environmental Conventions UN Framework Convention for Climate Change UN Convention for Biodiversity UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Vienna Convention for Protection of the Ozone Layer (and Montreal Protocol) Rotterdam Convention on Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in Trade Convention on Trade in Endangered Species Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

4 UN Environment Programme Established in 1972 The Governing Council - 58 members elected by the General Assembly, for four-year terms Since 1999, the Global Ministerial Environment Forum convened annually to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment Budget: $450.8 million Environment Fund $180 million Trust Funds & Support $191 million Counterparts $66 million UN Regular Budget $13.8 million

5 World Meteorological Organization World Meteorological Congress meets every four years to determine general policies for the fulfilment of the purposes of the Organization; The Executive Council – annual meetings of 37 directors of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services, serving in an individual capacity. The President and three Vice-Presidents who are elected by Congress, The presidents of the six regional associations, by whom they are elected. The remaining 27 members are elected by WMO Congress Budget: 68 million chf

6 IUCN A membership organization made up of more than 1,000 organizations 80 States and 110 government agencies More than 800 NGOs 10,000 individual scientists and experts. The priorities and work of IUCN are set by Member organizations every four years and subsequently coordinated by a professional secretariat with 1,100 staff in more than 60 countries. Council – elected every four years at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Budget: million chf and million chf

7 IUCN Six Commissions Ecosystem Management Guiding the management of natural and modified ecosystems Ecosystem Management Education and Communication Promoting sustainability through education and communication Education and Communication Environmental, Economic and Social Policy Advising on economic and social factors that affect natural resources Environmental, Economic and Social Policy Environmental Law Advancing environmental laws and its application Environmental Law Protected Areas Advising and promoting terrestrial and marine reserves, parks and protected areas Protected Areas Species Survival Supporting species conservation and protecting endangered species Species Survival

8 Major Environmental NGOs World Wildlife Fund International Institute for Sustainable Development Friends of the Earth International Greenpeace World Conservation Union Forest Stewardship Council World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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