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Date:1/18/2008

AMSTERDAM, January 18th 2008 The special issue (Volume 37, Number 6) of the journal Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) is the first report on all documents related to environment and sustainable development discussed in the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly (UN/GA). During the session at UN Headquarters in New York, the importance of multilateral solutions to many of the worlds most pressing problems was noted by GA President, Srgjan Kerim. The priorities of the session included: Climate change, financing for development, achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), counter-terrorism and the reform agenda to renew the management, effectiveness and coherence of the UN.

The report provides an overview of discussions on selected legal and environmental issues addressed by the session up to 16 November 2007, as well as a brief report on the high-level meeting on climate change convened on the initiative and under the chairmanship of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 24 September 2007. The high-level meeting on climate change, entitled The Future in our Hands: Addressing the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change, aimed at building political momentum before the thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the third Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, held in December 2007, in Bali, Indonesia.

Wolfgang E. Burhenne (Editor-in-Chief of EPL): Although this issue goes to print before the conclusion of the Bali Conference on climate change, we obviously share the view and confidence of the Secretary General, who said that Today, the time for doubt has passed the worlds scientists have spoken clearly in one voice (on climate change). In Bali, I expect the worlds policymakers to do the same. We hope that the Bali results will lead to forward movement, rather than further institutional discussions, as recently proposed by the Czech president.

Other articles address underlying sources of some of these issues in detail the legal and policy evolution of environmental action at the global, regional and national levels. The issue reports some of the most current controversies and developments, including the impact of landmines on the environment and how it is addressed, how new action on UNCLOS has been engendered by national policy development regarding the Arctic, and various recent decisions in the WTO, the courts and administrative agencies.

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About the Special Issue
UN/GA in session is a special issue of the IOS Press journal Environmental Policy and Law (Volume 37, Number 6). EPL (ISSN: 0378-777x) will be published in 1 volume of 6 issues in 2008.

Table of Contents

United Nations Activities
UN/GA
Report on the Proceedings of the sixty-second session: Focus on selected items / Else Tsioumani

CBD
Progress in preparations Re-orientation on key legal and policy issues / Soledad Aguilar, Elsa Tsioumani and Tomme Young

Montreal Protocol / MOP-19
Adjustments: A double hit for ozone and climate / Joanna Depledge

UNFCCC
Global environmental governance The search for principles not based on the North-South Divide / Mukul Sanwal

UNECE
Environment for Europe Sixth Ministerial Conference: Building bridges to the future / Ariana Broggiato

Other International Developments
Environmental tribunals as a mechanism for settling disputes / Donald Kaniaru

WTO
Retreaded tyres Limiting the environmental safety exception

Arctic / UNCLOS
The melting and partitioning of a global commons / Beverly G. Sobel, Isaac Smith, Armin Rosencranz

Landmines, landscape degradation and proportionalety / Kevin Kiernan

Regional Affairs
CARICOM
Towards effective environmental cooperation and governance (Part 2) / Ronald Singh

ICEF
The Mediterranean and Black Sea ecosystem under discussion / Amedeo Postiglione

Antarctica
The treaty system Continuing challenges / David Manowitz

Tehran Convention
Implementing the Caspian Convention Ancillary protocols / Elena Kvitsinskaia

Eritrean-Ethiopian War
Impacts of landmines on the environment and biodiversity / Edem A. Eniang, Amleset Haile and Teshale Yihdego

Europe
Local governments and sustainable development / Monica Zimmermann

National Affairs
Canada
Devils dilemma More loaves and fewer fishes / Jamie Benidickson

Selected documents
Tropical rainforest countries Joint statement of the leaders of tropical rainforest countries


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