Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. January 2006 Report
FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT
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The High-Level Meeting on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements MEAs, organized by UNEP, took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21-22 January. The meeting reviewed and assessed the problems impeding the full implementation of MEAs and the best procedures to help governments comply with their obligations under the various international treaties for protecting the global environment. In addition to looking into the technical aspects of compliance, the meeting also explored new legal, structural, and institutional improvements, such as synergies, inter-linkages, and clustering of MEAs. The draft Chairs Summary identifies 23 challenges grouped in 3 categories institutional structures interlinkages and instruments to improve implementation that need further consideration, capacity building, and resources. The Summary will serve UNEP in developing an action plan to improve MEAs compliance and enforcement. The plan is expected to be presented to the UNEP Governing Council in 2007.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Environmental Health and Safety