PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION OF THE UN COMMITTE ON ENVIRONMENTAL-ECONOMIC ACCOUNTING
the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
the European Environment Agency (EEA)
20 - 21 September 2004, Copenhagen
Wednesday – 20 September
9:00-9:30 Registration 9:30-10:15 Welcoming remarks
10:10-10:15 Introduction of participants
10:15-10:30 Adoption of the agenda
10:30-10:45 Objectives of the meeting and Organization of Work (UNEP)
10:45-11:15 Coffee break 11:15-13:00 Setting the scope
12:15-13:00 Open discussion.
13:00-14:30 Lunch break 14:30-15:30 Country presentations
During this session all countries will give a brief presentation as requested in the invitation letter.
In addition, selected (4-5) countries will give a longer presentation: countries with considerable experience in the implementation of environmental-economic accounting present their experience in terms of: (a) problems encountered in the implementation (e.g. gaps in knowledge/ methodologies, lack of resources –human and financial, political support coordination with other agencies, etc.), (b) solutions to the problems listed in (a); (c) role of international organizations in general and in particular of the Committee. Countries with more limited experience on the implementation of environmental-economic accounting present their experience in setting up the programme of implementation and what they envisage the role of the Committee to be.
The Questionnaire should serve as a basis for countries/international organizations to structure their presentations.
15:30-16:00 Coffee break 16:00-17:30 Country presentations (continued)
Tuesday – 21 September
9:30-10:50 Presentation by International Organizations
International organizations would present, their current programmes on environmental accounting, future plans, their views on the role of the UN Committee, etc.
11:00-11:30 Coffee break 11:30-12:10 Presentation by International Organizations (continued)
12:10-13:00 Presentations by invited experts
13:00-14:30 Lunch break 14:30-15:30 Presentation of the draft terms of reference and programme of work of the UN Committee
Based on the presentations and the open discussions of the first day and a half, a draft ToR and Programme of work are circulated and presented for discussion.
14:30-15:00 Presentation of the draft ToR and Plan of work
15:00-15:30 Open discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee break 16:00-17:00 Presentation of the draft terms of reference and programme of work of the UN Committee(continued)
17:00-17:30 Conclusions and Adoption of the report