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Sixty-third session

30 March - 1 April 2009

Document title

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Annual Report (28 April 2007-1 April 2009)

 

E/ECE/1453

 

 

 

Provisional agenda for the sixty-third session

 

E/ECE/1449

 

Tentative timetable

 

 

 

 

Item 2 of the provisional agenda
Economic Development in the ECE region
Informal note


Programme

 

Item 3 of the provisional agenda
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
The work of the Economic Commission for Europe: Translating global objectives and commitments into regional results
Background note by the secretariat

 

E/ECE/1450


Informal note

 


Programme

 

Item 4 of the provisional agenda
Review of the ECE Reform
Note by the secretariat

 

E/ECE/1451

 

Item 5 of the provisional agenda
Report of the Committee on Environmental Policy on its Special Session
Note by the secretariat

 

ECE/CEP/152*

 

 

Item 6 of the provisional agenda
Issues calling for action by the Commission
Note by the Executive Secretary

 

E/ECE/1452

* Please note symbol change from that referred to in annotated agenda.

Speech
Powerpoint Presentation
Mr. Ján KUBIŠ - Opening statement

 

Programme: Economic Development in the ECE region

 

Panellists

Speech
Powerpoint Presentation

 

Opening Session - General Economic Situation in Europe

 

 

Mr. Marek Belka - The impact and challenges of the current financial and economic crisis

 

 

 

Mr. Jean-Daniel Gerber - The financial crisis: the response of Switzerland

 

 

Mr. Alexander Yakovenko - The role of the ECE in addressing the economic challenges in the wider European region

 

 

 

 

Panel One

 

 

Mr. Michael Roberts - The importance of AfT for low-income countries (and donors!) within the UNECE region

 

 

Mr. Lubomír Jahnátek - The importance of energy security

 

 

 

Mrs. Tatyana Starchenko - The Economic integration in the wider Europe

 

 

Mr. Tair Mansurov - The Euro-Asian transport links

 

 

 

Ms. Etelka Barsi-Pataky - The importance of pan- European and transcontinental transport inter-connectivity – UNECE as the gateway between the EU and non-EU countries

 

 

Mr. Philippe Meunier - The Energy interconnections and water management in Central Asia

 

 

Mr. Gary Litman - The U.S. private sector perspectives on investment in and trade with Russia, CIS and Central Asia

 

 

Mr. Sigurd Heiberg - The Global energy reserves and the need for establishing a compatible standard for measuring energy reserves and resources (UNFC)

 

 

 

 

Panel Two

 

 

Mr. Augusto Lopez-Claros - Creating growing knowledge-based innovative economies in the wider European region

 

 

 

Mrs. Marina Kaljurand - The knowledge-based economy as a way forward

 

 

 

Mr. Antonio Erario - The Innovation challenges in transport and benefits from Intelligent Transport Systems – ITS applications in helping ECE economies to integrate more fully and become globally competitive.

 

 

 

Mr. Sergey Mostinsky - The role of innovation in economic competitiveness and diversification -- the challenges of economic cooperation and integration and the impact of the current financial crisis on innovative development.

 

 

Mr. Malcolm McKinnon - Eliminating paper and simplifying procedures

 

 

Mr. Steve Williams - Reforming real estate markets for financial stability

 

 

 

 

Panel Three

 

Ms. Kori Udovicki - An overview of the situation of poverty and the status of the MDGs in the region and how the financial/economic crisis is impacting progress

 

 

 

Mr. Fredrik Arthur - The implications of the financial crisis on gender equality and development cooperation

 

 

Mr. Marin Anton - The global safety crisis and the MDGs

 

 

Mr. Fatmir Besimi - The impact of the financial crisis in a small and open economy on labour markets

 

 

 

Mr. Bernd Marin - Addressing aging and the need for pension reform

 

 

Mr. Hussein Abaza - Creating a green economy and achieving MDG 7 on ensuring environmental sustainability

 

 


 

 

Programme: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
The work of the Economic Commission for Europe: Translating global objectives and commitments into regional results

 

Panellists

Speech
Powerpoint Presentation

 

Opening Session

 
 

Mr. Predrag Nenezic - Regional efforts to meet climate change challenges: mitigation and adaptation

 

Mr. Doru Laurian Badulescu - Climate Change awareness on the way to Copenhagen

 

Mr. Matthias Machnig - Greening our economies

 

Mr. Gérard Poffet - The impact of climate change on the ECE region and challenges ahead

 

Mr. Paolo Monferino - Climate change: the role of the private sector

 

 

Overview

 

 

Professor David Simon - Introduction

 

Mr. Lajos Csepi - Climate change: Energy and Transport

 

 

Panel 1

 

 

Mr. Giacomo Mattino - Mitigation in the transport sector: the EU perspective

 

Mr. Martin Williams - Co-benefits from integrated strategies on air pollution and climate change

 

 

Mr. Markus van der Burg - Financing for energy efficiency

 

Mr. Wolfgang Förster - Environmentally friendly housing

 

 

Panel 2

 

 

Mr. Allan Carroll - Timber and sustainable forest management

Mr. Carel de Villeneuve - Adaptation in the water sector

Mr. Goran Svilanovic - OSCE’s work on climate change and cooperation with UNECE

Mr. Christophe Bouvier - ENVSEC and the environment and security nexus

 

Panel 3

 

 

Mr. Jan Dusik - Contribution of UNECE Aarhus Convention to climate change mitigation and adaptation

 

 

Ms. Irina Semko - Addressing climate change through education for sustainable development

 

Ms. Heli Jeskanen-Sundström - Climate change and official statistics

 

Mr. John Hontelez - Public participation in climate change debate

 

 

Ms. Elizabeth Wilson - Strategic environment assessment under UNECE Espoo Convention

 

 

 

 

 

 


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