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Documents relevant to Earthwatch 

General Assembly

UN General Assembly Resolution 53/242. Report of the Secretary-General on environment and human settlements - 28 July 1999  A/RES/53/242

UN General Assembly Resolution 44/224. International co-operation in the monitoring, assessment and anticipation of environmental threats and in assistance in cases of environmental emergency -22 December 1989 A/RES/44/224


General

Report of the Secretary-General to the UN General Assembly on UN Reform: Environment and Human Settlements - 6 October 1998 (extract): Information, monitoring, assessment and early warning

UN Task Force on Environment and Human Settlements, Report to the Secretary-General, 15 June 1998 (extract): Information, monitoring, assessment and early warning

Administrative Committee on Coordination Report to UNEP Governing Council 1995 on International Cooperation in the Field of the Environment: The United Nations System-Wide Earthwatch.  UNEP/GC.18/33 Annex

Report of the Commission on Sustainable Development, Third Session, 1995 (extract) Information for Decision-making

Report of the Secretary-General to the Commission on Sustainable Development, Third Session, 11-28 April 1995 on Information for decision-making and EarthwatchE/CN.17/1995/18

Earthwatch 1972-1992 -  Review of the development of Earthwatch prepared for the UNEP Annual Report 1992

Earthwatch Twenty-Five Years On: Between Science and International Environmental Governance by Jan Stefan Fritz, IIASA Report IR-97-059. 1997 [can be down-loaded from IIASA Web site].  A revised version has been published in International Environmental Affairs (Volume 10, Number 3, pp. 173-196 - Summer 1998).

Second Report on International Scientific Advisory Processes on Environment and Sustainable Development - December 2000 


Working Party

Seventh Meeting of the Earthwatch Working Party (Geneva, 10-11 December 2001)

Information Documents (in word format)

Sixth Meeting of the Earthwatch Working Party (Geneva, 13-14 March 2000)
- Report  UNEP/EWWP6/7

- Progress Report on the UN System-wide Earthwatch 1999-2000  UNEP/EWWP6/2

- Review of Information for Decision-making for CSD-9  UNEP/EWWP6/3

- UNEP Environmental Observing and Assessment Strategy  UNEP/EWWP6/4

- Scope and Outline of Global Environment Outlook-3  UNEP/EWWP6/5

- IACSD action relevant to Earthwatch  UNEP/EWWP6/6

- Implementation of decisions of the Earthwatch Working Party  UNEP/EWWP6/Inf.1

- Second Report on International Scientific Advisory Processes on Environment and Sustainable Development - Draft Outline  UNEP/EWWP6/Inf.2 [full report now available]

- The Global Ocean Observing System. 1999 Annual Report to Earthwatch Working Party. UNEP/EWWP6/Inf.3

- Report of the International Workshop on CSD Indicators of Sustainable Development (Barbados, 7-9 December 1999)

- Progress Report on the Implementation of the CSD Work Programme on Indicators of Sustainable Development to the Eighth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (24 April-5 May 2000) Background Paper No. 7

Fifth Meeting of the Earthwatch Working Party  (Geneva, 3-4 May 1999)
- Report UNEP/EWWP5/6 and UNEP/DEIA&EW/MR.99-1

- Progress Report on the UN System-wide Earthwatch 1994-1999  UNEP/EWWP5/2

- Initiation of preparations for the ninth session of the CSD on the cross-sectoral theme ofInformation for Decision-Making  UNEP/EWWP5/3

- UNEP Environmental Observing and Assessment Strategy UNEP/EWWP5/4

- Relevant decisions of other bodies UNEP/EWWP5/5

- Earthwatch Strategic Framework for Environmental Observing, Assessment and Reporting UNEP/EWWP5/Inf.2

- Draft UN System-wide Earthwatch Directory of Partners  UNEP/EWWP5/Inf.3

- Earthwatch inputs to GEO-2  UNEP/EWWP5/Inf.4

Fourth Meeting of the Earthwatch Working Party  (Geneva, 2-3 April 1998)
- Report  UNEP/EWWP4/8 and UNEP/DEIA/MR.98-3

- Progress Report 1996-1998 UNEP/EWWP4/2

- Extracts relevant to Information for Decision-making from The Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 (UNGASS 1997)  UNEP/EWWP4/3

- Report on International Scientific Advisory Processes on the Environment and Sustainable Development UNEP/EWWP4/4 [see also revised report - Dec. 2000]

- UN system review and input to the Global Environment Outlook 2 UNEP/EWWP4/5

- Major environmental assessments UNEP/EWWP4/6

- Electronic information networking UNEP/EWWP4/7

- Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) UNEP/EWWP4/Inf.1

Decisions of the Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development (Twelfth Meeting, Geneva, 28-29 September 1998) on the Report of the Earthwatch Working Party

Third Meeting of the Earthwatch Working Party (New York, 17-18 January 1996)
- Report  UNEP/DEIA/MR.96-1

- Progress Report  UNEP/EWWP3/1

- Proposals for an Earthwatch World Wide Web Site UNEP/EWWP3/2

- Conceptual evolution of a UN information system  UNEP/EWWP3/3

- Possible mechanisms for early warning on environmental issues  UNEP/EWWP3/4

- The Global Observing Systems  UNEP/EWWP3/5/rev.1

- Proposals for a virtual Earthwatch Working Party  UNEP/EWWP3/6

Second Meeting of the Earthwatch Working Party (Geneva, 22-23 March 1995)
- Report  UNEP/EWWP2/3 and UNEP/EAP.MR/95-7

- Progress Report  UNEP/EWWP2/WP.1

- UN System-wide Earthwatch Programme Document  UNEP/EWWP2/WP.2/rev.1

   [replaced by new edition - contents available on this web site, including the Organization and UN Partners pages]

- Earthwatch 2000 Campaign: A Proposal for a Participatory Assessment of the Planet

First Meeting of the Earthwatch Inter-Agency Working Party  (Geneva, 1-2 June 1994)
- Report  UNEP/EAP.MR.94.3

- Working Paper  UNEP/EWWP1/WP1


Other Earthwatch related meetings

International Expert Meeting on Information for Decision-making and Participation (Ottawa, Canada, 25-28 September 2000). Background Paper

Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development, Sixteenth Meeting (Geneva, 18-19 September 2000Common Core Data Sets (briefing prepared by UNEP) 

UNEP Planning Workshop on Environmental Information Systems (Geneva, 15-17 March 2000)

Report of the Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development, Twelfth Meeting (Geneva, 28-29 September 1998) ACC/1998/12, and Thirteenth Meeting (New York, 8-9 March 1999). Extracts on Report of the Earthwatch Working Party

DPCSD/UNEP Workshop on Information for Sustainable Development and Earthwatch (Geneva, 24 September 1996)  Report  UNEP/DEIA/MR.96-12

Report of the First IEA/GEO Core Data Working Group (DWG) Meeting (New York, 22-23 January 1996)

DPCSD/UNEP Meeting on Common/Compatible Systems of Access to Data (New York, 19 January 1996)  Report  UNEP/DEIA/MR.96-2

UNEP/UNSTAT Consultative Expert Group Meeting on Environmental and Sustainable Development Indicators (Geneva, 6-8 December 1993)

 

 

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