Background Papers

Schedule of Upcoming Meetings of the UN CSD and other bodies

15 October 2000
Submission of stakeholder input to the UN Secretary General’s reports on:

Transport  for Sustainable Development: contact Ms Kathleen Abdalla (abdalla@un.org)

Atmosphere: contact Mr Kyaw Shane (shane@un.org)

Energy for Sustainable Development: Strategies and Actions: contact: M Kmak (mak@un.org)

Information for Decision Making and Participation (including indicators): contact: Ms Hiroko Morita-Lou  (mortia-lou@un.org)

International Co-operation for an enabling environment contact: Mr Lowell Flanders (flanders@un.org)

Stakeholder input should be in the form of a 5-10 page report, containing specific experiences, lessons learned and trends observed and highlight policy directions.

Stakeholder preparations for the four dialogue sessions will start during October people will be identified to draw up first draft papers on the four topics:

achieving equitable access to clean energy: incentives, subsidies, regulations or voluntary measures;

eco-efficency, eco-effectiveness or business as usual: choices for producing, distributing and consuming energy;

public-private partnership for de-carbonizing the transportation system;

sustainable transport planning: choices and models for human settlements, designs and vehicle alternatives.

October/November 2000
New York, USA
Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Development in Production, Distribution, and Use of Energy
Contact: Mr. K. N. Mak; tel: 001-212-963-8798, fax: 001-212-963-4340, email: mak@un.org

16-17 October 2000
New York, USA
Expert Group meeting on Transport and Sustainable Development
Contact: Ms. Kathleen Abdalla; tel: 001-212-963 8416; fax: 001-212-963 4340; email: abdalla@un.org

Starting October 18: General Assembly Committee 2 debate on Earth Summit 2002

29 October – 2 November 2000
Marrakesh, Morocco, or Paris, France
International Workshop on Globalization, Energy and Environment
Contact: Mr. Daniel Brun at email: daniel.brun@diplomatie.fr

1 November 2000
Geneva, Switzerland
High-Level Multi-stakeholder Forum on Sustainable Energy in a Competitive Market: Forging Partnerships
Contact: Mr. George Kowalski, UN Economic Commission for Europe; tel: 4122-917-2417, fax: 4122-917-0038

5-11 November 2000
Renewable Energy: Advancing Technology for Industrialisation and Sustainable Development
Organised by International Networking Events
Brighton, England
Contact: Robert Pinheiro, The British Council, 1
Beaumont Place, Oxford, OXI 2PJ, UK
Phone: +44(0)1865/316636
Fax: +44(0)1865/557368
Email: network.events@britishcouncil.org
Website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/networkevents

13-24 November
6th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP6), 
The Hague, Netherlands.

17-19 November 2000
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Seventh International Energy Forum
Contact: Mr. Mohammed A. Al-Fehaid; tel: 966-3874-6082, fax: 966-3873-1209, email: fehama0a@aramaco.com.sa

21-24 November 2000
Bali, Indonesia. Asia-Pacific: Regional High-Level Meeting on Energy and Sustainable Development
Contact: Mr. J. Gururaja; tel: 212-963-8785, fax: 212-963-4340, email: gururaja@un.org

1 December 2000

Reports of the Secretary General have to be finalized. Between the 15th of October to the 1st of December some input to the Task Managers can be done if the Task Manager is contacted.

Second draft of NGO Papers on Dialogue Sessions should be produced.

NGO  papers on non dialogue issues should be produced

National discussions on 3-5 priority issues for national ongoing work over the next 5-10 years.

4-6 December 2000
High-Level Regional Meeting on Energy and Sustainable Development
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: Mr. Walter Shearer, tel: 212-963-8444, fax: 212-4340, email: shearer@un.org

11-13 December 2000
Laxenberg, Austria. Rural Energy: Priorities for Action, First meeting of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy
Contact: Ms. Jasmin Qureshi at email: jasmin.qureshi@bmaa.gv.at

11-14 Dec 2000
12th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (12 MOP)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Contact: Ozone Secretariat

15 December 2000
Deadline for submissions to NGO Energy/Climate Change Caucus for the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Starter Papers (each 16 pages) on the following topics:

Achieving equitable access to clean energy: incentives, subsidies, regulations or voluntary measures? (Dialogue of afternoon, 16 April 2001)
Eco-efficiency, eco-effectiveness or business-as-usual: choices for producing, distributing and consuming energy (Dialogue of morning, 17 April 2001)

1-12 January 2001
Deadline for

15  Hand in Dialogue Papers to UN

15 Post NGO position papers and Dialogue Papers to Government Missions in New York   

10 - 12 January 2001 
Berlin, Germany.
Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety and the Heinrich Boell Foundation, focusing on Energy, Transport, and Information for Decision-Making and Participation, incl Indicators.
Coordination of substantive preparations by UNED Forum (Minu Hemmati, Email minush@aol.com & Jasmin Enayati, Email jenayati@earthsummit2002.org, Tel +44 207 839 7171)

27 February 2001 
NGO training and preparation

28 February-3 March 2001
New York
Second Session of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Energy and Sustainable Development. The meeting will focus on energy and energy related aspects of transport. The outcome of the discussions will be submitted to CSD9 in April. The first session of the Expert Group took place in March 2000.

4 March 

5-16 March  
New York
Adhoc Inter-sessional Working Groups for CSD-9. There will be two set up, one dealing with transport and atmosphere and the others with information for decision making and international cooperation for an enabling environment.

26 March 2001       
Last day for booking side events at CSD9 (form available on the UN web site www.un.org\esa\sustdev.htm

15 April 2001
Handing in to UN 3-5 National Priority issues for ongoing national work over the next 5-10 years

14-16 April 2001
NGO preparations for CSD-9: Dialogues and training

16-27 April 2001
New York - 9th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-9), which will focus on energy, atmosphere, transport, and information for decision-making and participation.

28 April
Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on 2002

30 April to 4 May 2000 (suggested)
Preparations for Earth Summit 2002
CSD-10 PrepComm I for Earth Summit 2002. 
This meeting is expected to primarily focus on organizational matters related to the global Rio+10 process. A multi-stakeholder panel will be organized at the beginning of this meeting to allow major group representatives to bring to the organizational discussion the views of their constituencies.

June-December 2001
Regional Preparatory meetings (as suggested by UN DSD)

January 2002  PrepComm 2

March 2002  PrepComm 3

May 2002  PrepComm 4

June-Sept 2002 Earth Summit 2002 (probably 1 week, perhaps further pre-meetings)


Ad Hoc Intersessional Working Groups of CSD-9
The Ad Hoc Inter-sessional Working Groups (ISWG) of the ninth CSD is tentatively scheduled from 5 to 16 March 2001 in New York. One working group will focus on the sectoral cluster (transport and atmosphere) and the other on the cross-sectoral cluster including information for decision-making and participation, and international cooperation for an enabling environment. The discussions of the ISWGs will be based on the SG reports on these topics. A more detailed program of the ISWGs, including the list of side events and special events that may be organized during the Working Groups, will be announced on our Web site as soon as it is available.

Ninth Session of the CSD-9
The next CSD meeting is tentatively scheduled from 16 to 27 April 2001. A tentative scenario for CSD-9 is as follows:

16 April

Opening of CSD-9

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue (on Energy and Transport)

17 April

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue

18 April

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue

Special panel on financing energy and transportation

19 April

High Level Segment

High Level Segment

20 April

High Level Segment

High Level Segment


21 April:  NGO ongoing work

22  April:  NGO ongoing work


23 April - 27 April (morning)

Drafting Groups

Drafting Groups

27 April (afternoon)

Adoption of the report.  Closing of the meeting