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 Daily Onsite Publications at PrepCom IV


Earth Negotiations Bulletin - written and edited by IISD; version franηaise
27 May • 28 May • 29 May • 30 May • 31 May • 1 June •  3 June • 4 June • 5 June • 6 June • 7 June


ENB on the side - selected side event coverage by IISD
27 May • 28 May • 29 May • 30 May • 31 May • 3 June • 4 June • 5 June • 6 June • 7 June


Taking Issue - written by SDIN partners
29 May • 30 May • 31 May • 3 June • 4 June • 5 June • 6 June • 7 June


Eco-Equity - written by a coalition of environmental and development NGOs
27 May • 28 May • 29 May • 30 May • 31 May
• 3 June • 4 June • 5 June • 6 June • 7 June

Outreach 2002 - UNED Forum with input from major groups input
27 May • 28 May
• 29 May • 30 May • 31 May • 3 June • 4 June • 5 June • 6 June • 7 June





Network 2002 Newsletter will be produced monthly in the lead up to the Summit. Network 2002 tracks the agenda and engages dialogue, keeping your finger on the pulse.


Heinrich Bφll Foundation: Newsletter no. 1; Newsletter no. 2; Newsletter no. 3; Newsletter no. 4; Newsletter no. 5


 Briefing Papers


Worldwatch World Summit Policy Briefs. Leading up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the Worldwatch Institute is releasing a series of World Summit Policy Briefs, focusing on key issues at the WSSD. Each brief will highlight a critical topic or theme for the Summit, building on the recommendations and priorities outlined in the World Summit edition of State of the World 2002.


Heinrich Bφll Foundation World Summit Papers. The World Summit Papers are contain a diversity of background information, studies, essays, documentation etc. related to issues of the World Summit. The series is published in various languages.


 WSSD Briefing Papers. Published by IIED in collaboration with the Regional and International Networking Group (RING), these 16 papers cover topics ranging from gender and globalization to climate change.

The business case for sustainable development: Making a difference toward the Johannesburg Summit 2002 and beyond, September 2001.  The first in a series of three WBCSD reports for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2002, this document restates the business case for sustainable development. It is a forward-looking statement that identifies building blocks toward a sustainable society. It is intended to help shape the thinking of all who will take part in the summit.


NGO statement to the UNECE Ministerial, September 2001.

Organized by ANPED, this statement was produced at a 2-day NGO meeting preceding the ministerial.


ANPED Action Pack, September 2001
ANPED has prepared an Action Pack for organisations in the UNECE region wanting to get involved in preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development.


UNED Forum's Rio Conventions Briefing Paper, September 2001

This paper presents a review of the current status of the six Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements that have emerged since Rio '92, covering issues including: Biological Diversity and Bio-safety, Climate Change, Desertification, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Prior Informed Consent, Law of the Seas & Fish Stocks.


  UNED (August 2001) has produced 2 new documents to assist the National Review process of Agenda 21 implementation. Presented in an easy to use check-list format, these documents allow governments and stakeholders to assess progress in meeting the commitments from Agenda 21 as well as a number of other related Summit processes.
National Reporting Template identifies time-specific targets of these processes.

--- Education Commitments looks at agreements from Chapter 36 of Agenda 21 and later CSD sessions.


Towards Earth Summit 2002
A briefing paper on the Johannesburg Summit by the UNED Forum.

The International Local Government Preparatory Process for the UN WSSD in 2002, January 2001

The Local Government Preparatory Process will include: an international survey and report on Local Agenda 21 (LA21) conducted jointly with the UN Secretariat for the CSD in cooperation with Capacity 21/UNDP; regional consultations with local government leaders and technical experts; an International Local Government Preparatory Committee (Prepcom); an official local government position paper for RIO+10; a case studies report; and a well-prepared Local Government Delegation to participate in the RIO+10 process, Prepcoms and World Summit.

Women and Sustainable Development 2000 - 2002, February 2000.
Recommendations in Agenda 21 and Related Documents and Suggestions for a Review of Implementation. This paper was prepared by the CSD NGO Women's Caucus for Discussion at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development Intersessional Working Group, 22 Feb - 3 March and Its 8th Session, 24 April - 5 May 2000.



 Books and Booklets


WSSD Manual in Arabic, July 2002. The Arab Middle East Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation has compiled an Arabic World Summit Manual, for distribution to civil society activists from different Arab countries. The book presents a general overview of the historical background information and current preparations towards the WSSD. It has a special emphasis of preparation in the Arab region and provides readers with further sources on information and reading materials.


Global Environment Outlook 3, May 2002. In a 30-year retrospective analysis, UNEP's GEO-3 provides an integrated explanation of the conditions and trends, and associated policy responses, that have shaped our environmental inheritance.


UNEP's 10 years after Rio: the UNEP assessment, May 2002. This overview report assesses progress to date by industry on sustainability issues. It draws on 22 global sustainability reports written by different industry sectors ranging from accounting and advertising to waste and water management. This collection of reports is known as the Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development series.


IIED's The Future is Now, Vol. 3: Challenges for Indonesia, May 2002.


Earthscan Reader on NGO Management, May 2002. Focusing on development organizations working on issues of poverty and injustice, but relevant to NGOs in all sectors, this practical handbook brings together crucial writings on how NGOs can deliberately position and organize themselves to achieve maximum impact and effectiveness in their work.


Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development, May 2002. The output of a research and broad consultation conducted by IIED, and commissioned by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.


UNDP's Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems, Mar 2002. UNDP launched this publication at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico.


UNU Report on International Environmental Governance: The Question of Reform: Key Issues and Proposals, Mar 2002. The report outlines some key issues that have dominated the debate on IEG reform in the lead-up to Johannesburg, including the prospect of establishing a centralized governance system that could be based around a new World Environment Organization. Another key question addressed is whether a World Environment Court could serve as a useful complement to existing governance structures.


Multi-stakeholder Processes - Beyond Conflict and Deadlock, Jan 2002

This new Stakeholder Forum publication by Minu Hemmati, offers a unique assessment and guide to multi-stakeholder decision making processes. The book looks at the development of stakeholder engagement in decision making since the Rio Earth Summit. The author goes on to draw from the best practice established by these processes to develop a methodological framework for designing Multi-stakeholder processes within future decision making processes.


Financing for Sustainable Development, Jan 2002.
This new RING/IIED report states that discussions surrounding both the WSSD and the FFD process indicate an absence of creative thinking on the issue of financing, and on the challenges of globalisation. It argues that there is a crisis of legitimacy confronting the agencies and actors involved in development processes and presents some ideas and approaches which could usefully be acted upon in preparation for the two Summits.


State of the World 2002, Jan 2002.
The Worldwatch Institute has released the 19th edition of the Institute's annual review of the health of the planet and its people. This edition is dedicated to the WSSD and also features a foreword by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan about the importance of using the WSSD to accelerate a transition to sustainable development.


Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development, 2001/2002 edition

The Yearbook is an encyclopedia containing updated systematic descriptions of the world's most important international agreements on environment and sustainable development. This volume includes e.g. the new Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants concerning the elimination of twelve highly toxic chemicals, as well as updated material on other conventions, covering air pollution, climate change, biological diversity, marine environment and hazardous substances. Furthermore, the activities and structure of more than 50 INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS and NGOs dealing with environmental issues are described in the same systematic way. COUNTRY PROFILES with summaries of the performance and main commitments of all OECD countries and 10 major countries outside the OECD area are also included.


The Yearbook is an especially suitable tool for individuals and organizations working broadly with international environmental issues - for instance officers of national and international agencies; national public officials involved in environment and development policy-making; scholars and students of international environmental politics and law; company and industry executives (especially those dealing with environmental impact assessment, ISO 14000 standards, or long-term business strategies); NGO secretariat staff; and journalists/information officers.


Further information - including more than half of the Yearbook's content - can also be found on the Yearbook's own Web Directory of International Instruments and Players on Environment at:


IIED's The Future is Now, Vol 2: Equity for a Small Planet, November 2001

This booklet explores lessons from the past and options for the future. This title is the second of four in the series, that gives an overview of what was accomplished at Rio and the challenges that remain and must be tackled at Johannesburg.


The Road to the Earth Summit 2002, November, 2001. This publication summarizes the deliberations of the Heinrich BοΏ½ll conference "The Road to Earth Summit 2002" that was held on 20 April 2001, in NY.


 Earth Summit 2002: A New Deal, 2nd ed, July 2001

This revised edition includes extra chapters on Freshwater and Energy and deals with a range of other key issues for the Summit.

IIED's The Future is Now, April 2001
In preparation for the Summit, IIED has launched a series that aims to give an overview of the accomplishments at Rio and the challenges that remain to be tackled at Johannesburg. Presented here is the first of four in the series.


 Online Resources


LEAD's CD-ROM Guide to the Principles of the Intergovernmental System, Mar 2002. The CD is aimed at trainers, policymakers and the media οΏ½ essentially anyone who needs to understand how intergovernmental institutions work.


Earthscan's Earth Summit Microsite. Contains information about the WSSD, recommended reading, and a competition to win οΏ½100 worth of books for the summit.