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Conference of Ministers of Environment

Day 1
April 29, 2001

- Draft Agenda -

Parliament Palace Human Rights Conference Hall Working Language: English
9.30-9.45 Opening by Mr. Adrian Nastase, Prime Minister of Romania
9.45-10.00 Statement of Mr. Aurel Constantin Ilie, Minister of Waters and Environmental Protection, Romania
10.00-10.15 Mr. Nils Gunnar Revelius, Swedish Ambassador in Bucharest – on behalf of the Swedish EU Presidency
10.15-10.30 Ms. Danuta HŁbner, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, on behalf of the United Nation Secretary General UNECE, Executive Secretary
10.30-10.45 Mr. Claude Martin, Director General, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
The Danube-Carpathian Region in its Global Context
10.45-11.00 Mr. Lars Vidaeus, Deputy Director Environment Department and GEF Coordinator, World Bank, Washington
11.00-11.10 Mr. Nick Stanko, President ICPDR
11.10-11.30 Coffee Break
Press Conference
11.30-13.00 Biodiversity and Sustainable Development - Discussion
Moderator: Mr. Philip Weller, Executive Director WWF
Topics:
- Mr. Winston Temple, UNDP
- Mr. Joachim Bengow, ICPDR
- Mr. Ioan Jelev, Ministry of Waters and Environmental Protection, Romania
- Ministry of Environment, Bulgaria
- Mr. Janusz Radziejowski, Ministry of the Environment, Poland
- Mr. Dobrica Jovicic, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Policy, Yugoslavia
- Mr. Heinz Schreiber, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forests, Environment and Water Management, Austria
- Other Statements
13.00-14.30 Lunch - Parliament Palace
14.30-14.45 Mr. David Grant Lawrence, Director of Unit A: Sustainable Development and Policy Support, Directorate General – Environment, European Commission
14.45-16.30 Cooperative Mechanisms to Achieve Sustainable Development
Moderator: Ms. Tehmina Akhtar, Regional Co-ordinator GEF for Europe and CIS, UNDP
Topics:
- Mr. Baltasar Huber, European Commission
- Mr. Martien Lankester, Avalon Foundation
- Mr. JŠnos Tardy, Ministry for Environment, Hungary
- Mr. Florin Stadiu, Ministry of Waters and Environmental Protection, Romania
- Mr. Radu Rey, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests, Romania
- Ms.Sissi Samec, WWF World Wide Fund for Nature
- Mr. S.Gubar, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine
- Other Statements
16.30-17.00 Coffee Break
17.00-17.30 Environment and Security
Moderator: Tom Price / OSCE, Coordinator Emeritus – Economic and Environmental Activities
Topics:
- Federal Ministry of Health and Social Policy, Yugoslavia
- Mr. Pekka Haavisto, UNEP Balkans Task Force
- Mr. Marjan Dodovski, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Macedonia
- Other Statements
17.30 - 18.00 Concluding remarks
18.00 - 19.00 Family Photo
19.00 Cocktail offered by the Romanian Government - Marriott Hotel
20.00 Dinner offered by the President of Romania and HRH Prince Philip in the honour of the High Officials present at the Summit Cotroceni Palace

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