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The Role of International Organizations in a Global Economy Environmental IOs from the Perspective of Global BusinessesHRIGeneva Seminar13-14 December 2010

Environmental OrganizationsMajor Environmental ConventionsUN Environment ProgrammeWorld Meteorological OrganizationIUCNMajor Environmental NGOs

Major Environmental ConventionsUN Framework Convention for Climate ChangeUN Convention for BiodiversityUN Convention on the Law of the SeaVienna Convention for Protection of the Ozone Layer (and Montreal Protocol)Rotterdam Convention on Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in TradeConvention on Trade in Endangered SpeciesRamsar Convention on Wetlands

UN Environment ProgrammeEstablished in 1972The Governing Council - 58 members elected by the General Assembly, for four-year termsSince 1999, the Global Ministerial Environment Forum convened annually to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment2010-2011 Budget: $450.8 millionEnvironment Fund $180 millionTrust Funds & Support $191 millionCounterparts $66 millionUN Regular Budget $13.8 million

World Meteorological OrganizationWorld 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. 2010 Budget: 68 million chf

IUCNA membership organization made up of more than 1,000 organizations80 States and 110 government agenciesMore than 800 NGOs10,000 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 CongressBudget: 2008 133.1 million chf and 2009 131.2 million chf

IUCN Six CommissionsEcosystem Management Guiding the management of natural and modified ecosystemsEducation and Communication Promoting sustainability through education and communicationEnvironmental, Economic and Social Policy Advising on economic and social factors that affect natural resourcesEnvironmental Law Advancing environmental laws and its applicationProtected Areas Advising and promoting terrestrial and marine reserves, parks and protected areasSpecies Survival Supporting species conservation and protecting endangered species

Major Environmental NGOsWorld Wildlife FundInternational Institute for Sustainable DevelopmentFriends of the Earth InternationalGreenpeaceWorld Conservation UnionForest Stewardship CouncilWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development