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A chronological list of all 1999 events that have appeared in the calendar listings of the Global Climate Change Digest through the June 1999 issue.



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Jan. 5, 1999, Leicester, U.K. — Linking Climate Change with Land Surface Change. A workshop being held as part of the 1999 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographic Society, intended to facilitate discussion between climatologists and geomorphologists. Topics include scales of climate variability, implications of climate change to landform processes, and modification of the climate by changes at the surface. For information on submitting abstracts, contact: Dominic Kniveton, Dept. Geog., Univ. Leicester, Univ. Rd., Leicester LE1 7RH, UK (e-mail:

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Jan. 10-15, 1999, Dallas, Texas — 79th Annual AMS [Amer. Meteor. Soc.] Annual Meeting. The theme for this meeting is "Climate and Global Change: Focus on the Americas. Abstracts for the following additional conferences or symposia are due July 1, 1998. For new instructions for online submissions, see the AMS Web site: Or see Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. p. 936, May, 1998; for more details on these conferences see p. 952 ff.

14th Conference on Hydrology. Will cover improved understanding of continental-scale climate variability in the Americas. Contact Eric Wood, Dept. Civil Eng., Princeton Univ., Princeton NJ 08544 (e-mail: Or contact Dennis Lettenmaier, Dept. Civil Eng., Univ. Washington, Seattle WA 98195 (e-mail: Electronic abstract submission is strongly encouraged through this Web site:

10th Symposium on Global Change Studies. Special sessions will explore these and other areas: paleoclimate, especially related to CLIVAR; solar-climate interactions; model simulations; large-scale changes and variations in the hydrologic cycle; changes and variations in tropical storms; changes and variations in ENSO and NAO; climate and human health; IPCC 2000 (invited speakers); U.S. climate and global change initiatives (invited speakers). Contact Thomas Karl, NCDC, NOAA, 151 Patton Ave., Asheville NC 28801 (fax: 704 271 4328; e-mail:

The Eighth Symposium on Education will have this theme: "Enhancing Public Awareness of Weather and Climate Protection." It will hold a joint session with the 11th Conference on Applied Climatology, and will accept papers relating to all levels of education—kindergarten through graduate school. For information, contact David Smith (for K-12, posters, or joint session), Oceanog. Dept., U.S. Naval Academy, 572 Holloway Rd., Annapolis MD 21402 (fax: 410 293 2137). For college/university papers, contact Pat Phoebus, Naval Res. Lab., 7 Grace Hopper Ave., Box 2, Monterey CA 93943 (fax: 408 656 4769. Submit all abstracts via e-mail to: DRSMITH@NADN.NAVY.MIL.

Third Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems. Sessions include a wide range of topics, many related to climate change observations. Abstracts due July 1, 1998 to AMS headquarters. For information contact James Rasmussen, NOAA-ERL, 1315 East-West Hwy., Rm. 11618, Silver Spring MD 20910 (tel: 301 713 2458; fax: 301 713 0163; e-mail:

Fifth Conference on Polar Meteorology. Regional or model-oriented contributions might address predictability on seasonal-interannual timescales, atmospheric-ice-ocean progresses, or anthropogenic influences on polar climate. A special session on the role of the North Atlantic in climate variability will be held jointly with the 10th Symposium on Global Change Studies. Contact David Robinson, Program Chair, Dept. Geog., Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick NJ 08903 (tel: 732 445 4741; fax: 732 445 0006; e-mail:

13th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. A number of joint sessions will explore the impact of boundary layer processes on climate and global change. A special session to commemorate the 25th anniversary of GATE will be held jointly with the 23rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, with possible topics like the role of atmospheric and oceanic boundary layer processes in ENSO, and development of coupled ocean-atmosphere climate models. A joint session on boundary layer processes investigated during SHEBA (Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic) will be held with the above polar meteorology conference. Contact James Edson, Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., MS#10, 98 Water St., Woods Hole MA 02543 (tel: 508 289 2935; fax: 508 457 2194; e-mail:; WWW:

Symposium on Interdisciplinary Issues in Atmospheric Chemistry. Will focus on studies relating to global change within industrialized and developing areas of North America, such as interactions between chemistry and aerosol reactions, aerosol formation and climate forcing. Contact Chris Walcek, ASRC-SUNY, 251 Fuller Rd., Albany NY 12203 (tel: 518 437 8720; fax: 518 437 8758; e-mail:

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Jan. 21-26, 1999, Anaheim, Calif. — 1999 AAAS Annual Meeting. Conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Contact: AAAS Meetings Office, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20005; tel: 202-326-6450; fax: 202-289-4021; e-mail:; WWW:

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Jan. 28-29, 1999, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany — Project Types for Flexible Instruments: The Situation after Buenos Aires. This workshop is part of the European Commission DGXII Project (ENRICH Programme) “Packaging and Promotion of Community Socioeconomic, Energy/Technology, and Scientific Research in the Field of Climate Change.” It will review research conducted by the European Community on policies and measures (cost-effectiveness, social and environmental impacts, effects on international trade, etc.), burden sharing, flexible instruments (emission trading, joint implementation, and the clean development mechanism), sinks of greenhouse gases, and the basket of greenhouse gases (evaluation of global-warming potential). It will also address current experiences in third-world countries, with a view to discussing the impact of flexible instruments on costs, emissions, and technology choices. Contact: M. S. Goebelt, Institut f?r Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion, Universit?t Karlsruhe, Hertzstr. 16, D-76187 Karlsruhe, Germany; tel: ++49 721 608-4689; fax: ++49 721 75 89 09; e-mail:


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Feb. 1-4, 1999, Chennai (formerly Madras), India — Climate Change and South Asia. Cosponsored by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. This meeting will draw together leaders, scientists and planners from seven South Asian nations (India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan) to develop cooperative strategies to limit adverse effects of climate change and reduce growth in greenhouse emissions. For more information, contact: Michele Pena, 202-547-0104.

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Feb. 1-5, 1999, Nairobi, Kenya — UNEP Governing Council. For more information, contact B. Miller, UNEP, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya; tel: +254 (2) 62-3411; fax: +254 (2) 62-3748; e-mail:

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Feb. 10-14, 1999, Rovaniemi, Finland — The Human Role in Reindeer/Caribou Systems: Coping with Threats to Environmental Security in Northern Landscapes. The workshop will address key science questions identified in the ICARP final report, including how humans respond to ecosystem changes in the quality or quantity of resources and how the environment responds when humans alter the way they interact with the environment. Contact: Deborah Robinson, Institute of Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College, 6214 Steele Hall, Hanover, NH, 03755; tel: +1 603 646 1897; fax: +1 603 646 1279; e-mail:; WWW:

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February 13-18, 1999, Albufeira, Portugal — Glacial-Interglacial Sealevel Changes in Four Dimensions: Quaternary Sea Level, Climate Change, and Crustal Dynamics. The main theme is evidence of sea-level and of linked environmental changes at the land-ocean interface. Contact Dr. Josip Hendekovic, ESF, 1 quai Lezay-Marn?sia, 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France; tel: +33 3 88 76 71 35; fax: +33 3 88 36 69 87; e-mail:; WWW:

Event #dmay98cal19

Feb. 16-19, 1999, Pune, India — International Workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere. Sponsored by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. The purpose is to study the long-term variations and trends in the middle and upper atmosphere signaling toward global change. The registration fee for foreign participants is $170. Contact: Dr. Gufran Beig, Convener, LT_ACT-1999, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, NCL - Post Office, Pashan, Pune - 411008, India; fax: +91-212-347825; e-mail:; WWW:

Event #doct98cal15

February 24-25, 1999, Omaha, Nebr. — Great Plains Grasslands at the Millennium, a combined Society for Range Management/American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting. The theme is what we have learned in range and forage science/management in the 20th century and where we go in the 21st century. Technical sessions, poster sessions, and symposia include presentations on rangeland, forage and pasture management, and North American grasslands. A draft agenda, abstracts, and registration information are available at Contact: Lori Hidinger, Program Manager, Sustainable Biosphere Initiative, Ecological Society of America, 202-833-8748, For information on registering for the Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, contact SRM at 303-355-7070,, or see their web page at

MARCH 1999

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Mar. 23-Mar 27, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii — 95th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Papers will be accepted in over 50 subject areas. The deadline for abstracts for papers, posters and illustrated papers is Sep. 4, 1998 to: AAG, 1710 Sixteenth St. NW Washington DC 20009 (tel: 202 234 1450; fax: 202 234 2744; e-mail:; WWW: Some travel grants (application deadline, Sep. 4) are available to "distinguished nongeographers."

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Mar. 23-27, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii El Ni?o Symposium. Contact John N. Rayner, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 43210-1361; e-mail:

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Mar. 25-26, 1999, Leeds, England — Fifth Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference. Discussion topics include economic policy instruments, education, and corporate contributions to sustainability. Contact Conf. Mgr., ERP Environment, POB 75, Shipley, W. Yorkshire BD17 6EZ, UK (tel: 44 1274 530 408; fax: 44 1274 530 409).

APRIL 1999

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Apr. 19-22, 1999, Annapolis, Md. — Chapman Conference on Atmospheric Science Across the Stratopause. Will include invited tutorial on global change; other topics include planetary-wave propagation, middle-atmosphere water vapor, atmospheric energetics, and long-term changes in the middle-atmosphere composition and structure. Preregistration deadline is Mar. 15, 1999. Contact: AGU meetings Dept., 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20009; tel: 202-462-6900; fax: 202-328-0566; e-mail:; WWW:

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April 19-30, 1999, New York — Seventh Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development. Delegates will discuss methods for managing economic development, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and other environmental systems to ensure sustainability and will assess international institutions and their actions vis-à-vis ecosystem sustainability. Contact: Andrey Vasilyev, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-2220, New York, NY 10017; tel: +1-212-963-5949; fax: +1-212-963-4260; e-mail:; WWW:

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April 21-24, 1999, Brisbane, Australia — Second Asia-Pacific Cleaner Production Roundtable and Trade Expo. Will bring together experts from around the globe to stimulate debate and promote cleaner production (CP) as a key to economic sustainability and will provide an interactive platform from which to learn from each other’s successes and failures and to demonstrate and communicate effective and realistic CP programs. Contact: Katherine McMahon, Global Events and Marketing Pty Ltd, P.O. Box 3653, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia; tel +61 (0)7 3239 5900 fax +61 (0)7 3239 5902; e-mail:; WWW:

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Apr. 30-May 1, 1999, American Museum of Natural History, New York City — Biodiversity and Climate Change: Conservation in the Face of Uncertainty. Topics to be covered include: Earth’s changing climate, climate change and extinction, is the earth warming, the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, conserving biodiversity in the face of uncertainty, climate change and the Big Apple, and where do we go from here. More information: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY, 10024-5192; tel: 212-769-5742; fax: 212-769-5292; e-mail:; WWW:

MAY 1999

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May 2-5, 1999, Detroit, Mich. — National Summit on Sustainable Development. Organized by the President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD). Will be a launching point for a national dialog on sustainable development in the U.S. Contact PCSD, 730 Jackson Pl. NW, Washington DC 20503 (tel: 202 408 5296; fax: 202 408 6839; e-mail:

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May 3-14, 1999, Geneva, Switzerland — Third Session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests: IFF-3. Review, planning, and negotiation of national, regional, and international forest plans and agreements. NGOs and representative organizations of other major groups that are in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council can participate. Contact: IFF Secretariat, Two UN Plaza, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10017; tel: +1-212-963-6208; fax: +1-212-963-3463; e-mail:; WWW:

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May 5-8, 1999, Mt. Fuji, Japan — 10th Global Warming International Conference and Expo. Sponsored by The Global Warming International Center. Subjects to be covered include energy and natural resources management, international coordination, global warming and climate change, international law and policy making, global warming and public health, remote sensing, and state and local government regulation. Submit 400-word abstract to GW10 Program Committee, P.O. Box 5275, Woodridge, IL, 60517-0275 (fax: 630-910-1561) by Nov. 10. For additional information, contact the Center at the same address; tel: 630-910-1551; WWW:

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May 10-18, 1999, San José, Costa Rica — RAMSAR COP-7. The 7th COP will focus on the interrelations between human societies and wetland habitats. The general theme will be “People and Wetlands: The Vital Link.” Contact: The Ramsar Convention Bureau, Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland; tel: +41-22-999-0170; fax: +41-22-999-0169; e-mail:; WWW:

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May 15-24, 1999, Kolympari, Crete, Greece — Chemistry and Radiation Changes in the Ozone Layer. This is a NATO Advanced Study Institute. Contact: C. S. Zerefos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Atmospheric Physics Lab., Physics Dept., P.O. Box 149, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece; fax: 30 31 283752; e-mail:; WWW:

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May 16-21, 1999, Ostrava, Czech Republic — Coping with Floods: Lessons Learned from Recent Experience. This NATO Advanced Research Workshop will consider existing knowledge on floods, coping with their consequences, reducing future risk of floods, reducing human life loss and flood damages, and promoting close cooperation between scientists from different countries and with different professional experience. Contact: J. Marsalek, National Water Research Institute, 867 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4A6, Canada; fax: 001 905 336 4420; e-mail:; WWW:

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May 17-21, 1999, Portland, Ore. — 1999 Imaging and Geospatial Information Society Annual Conference. Sponsored by American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing. Will cover photogrammetry, environmental management, remote sensing, geographical sciences, natural resources, mapping, land information systems, and geodesy. To be held at the Oregon Convention Center. Contact ASPRS Annual Conf., USGS/NMD, 10615 SE Cherry Blossom Dr., Portland, OR, 97216-3159 (tel: 503-251-3210; fax: 503-251-3470; WWW:

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May 24-27, 1999, Santa Catalina Island, Calif. — 16th PACLIM Workshop. Sponsored by the USGS, this workshop will consider climate variability, from weather to geologic timescales, with a focus on the Pacific Ocean and the western Americas. Contact: J. Tomson, Long Beach City College, 4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA, 90808; tel: 562-938- 4448; fax: 562-938-4118; e-mail:; WWW:

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May 26-28, 1999, Telus (formerly the Calgary) Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada — Combustion and Global Climate Change: Canada’s Challenges and Solutions. Organized by Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Environment Industry Association. The conference will present new and innovative technology concepts and solutions that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from combustion. Conference sessions will focus on sector- specific combustion technologies, efficiency improvements, low/zero CO2-emitting fuels and capture technologies, full-life-cycle emissions/costs, and case studies, including trends in the transportation sector. Contact CC ’99 Coordinator, CEIA, 350 Sparks St., Suite 208, Ottawa, Ont., Canada, K1R 7S8; tel.: 613-236-6222, ext. 4; fax: 613-236-6850; e-mail:; WWW:

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May 31-June 2, 1999, Lemnos, Greece. ECOSUD 99 — Second International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. Among numerous topics are: climate change, desertification and sustainable development; climate modeling and ecosystems; deforestation and development. Abstracts are due Sep. 8, 1998 to: Clare Duggan, ECOSUD 99, Wessex Inst. Technol., Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK (e-mail:

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May 31-June 6, 1999, Borovets, Bulgaria — Long-Term Observations and Research in Forestry. The conference will focus on long-term experiments in temperate and boreal forests, with a concentration on the planning and analysis of experiments in irregular forests. Contact: Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Forest Growth and Computer Sciences, Wilsdruffer Str. 18, D-01737, Tharandt, Germany; fax: +49-35203-381628; WWW:

JUNE 1999


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June 1-3, 1999, Rogow, Poland — Remote Sensing and Forest Monitoring. This conference will review research on and application of remote sensing in forestry from national to global scales, discuss the recommendations concerning the IUFRO (International Union of Forestry Research Organizations) remote-sensing society, and address updating IUFRO guidelines for forest monitoring. Contact: Ruth Rudzinski, Warsaw Agricultural University Forest Research Station, Center for Nature and Forestry Education, 96-135 Rogow, Poland; tel/fax: +48 46 8748374; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 6-9, 1999, Tempe, Ariz. — Water Resources Planning and Management Conference. The conference will feature talks on modeling groundwater contamination, modeling for negotiation and conflict resolution, water for the 21st century, global water issues, and GIS in water resources. For program information, contact Erin Wilson, Leonard Rice Consulting Water Engineers, Inc., 2401 Fifteenth Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202-1143; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 7-10, 1999, Hanscom AFB, Mass. — 22nd Annual Review of Atmospheric Transmission Models. The objectives are to review the current status of transmittance/radiance models and solicit recommendations regarding identified deficiencies/solutions. A User’s Workshop is planned for June 7, 1999, to provide user-interactive sessions with AF codes. To attend, notify J. Chetwynd, AFRL/VSBM, 29 Randolph Rd., Hanscom AFB, MA, 01731-3010; tel: 781-377-2613; fax: 781-377-8900; e-mail: Non-US citizens should allow at least six weeks for visit approval.

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June 7-11, 1999, Quebec, Canada — 3rd World Meteorological Organization International Symposium on Assimilation and Observations in Microbiology and Oceanography. Will cover research in data assimilation related to operational applications, the use of satellite observations, and methods for data acquisition. Contact: D. Steenbergen, AES, 4905 Dufferin St., Downsville, ON, Canada, M3H 5T4; fax 416-739-4221; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 14-15, 1999, London — Implementing the Kyoto Protocol. The 1999 Chatham House climate change conference will follow the June meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies of the FCCC in Bonn, that represents the first step in the Buenos Aires Plan of Action. The conference will address issues at the core of this Action plan and the Kyoto package. The Rt Hon John Prescott MP, UK Deputy Prime Minister; Dr Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme; The Hon Simon Upton, Minister for the Environment, New Zealand; and Michael Zammit Cutajar, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC-Secretariat will be joining the platform as keynote speakers. For further information contact Georgina Wright at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE, tel: (+44) 171 957 5754, fax: (+44) 171 321 2045, email:; Web site:

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June 14-16, 1999, Mission Valley Hilton, San Diego — Third Annual Emissions Marketing Association Meeting. The meeting will focus on emissions-trading issues, analyses, and perspectives, both domestic and global. The preliminary agenda includes such topics as the role of market-based systems in domestic energy policy; the Kyoto Protocol; flexible mechanisms; the ENRON perspective on greenhouse-gas emissions trading; and how international emissions trading works. Contact: Emissions Marketing Association, 611 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202; tel: 414-276-3819; fax: 414-276-3349; WWW:

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June 14-18, 1999, Havana, Cuba — Sustainable Development and Globalization in the 21st Century: Realities and Prospects. The Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment of the Republic of Cuba and the Havana International Conference Center will convene the 2nd International Convention on Environment and Development. Contact: Dr. Gisela Alonso Dominguez; e-mail:; tel: +(537) 57-0615/0598; fax: +(537) 33-8054.

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June 15-18, 1999, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Industry & Innovation in the 21st Century, 1999 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Topics to be covered include energy and productivity, energy efficiency and pollution prevention, industrial decision making, combined heat and power/cogeneration, efficient technologies, steam systems, motor systems, roles of utilities in industrial energy, industrial program design, analysis of energy end use, industrial energy modeling, and case studies. Registration is $500; late-registration fee commences May 14. Contact Rebecca Lunetta, ACEEE Conference Office, 1001 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 801, Washington, DC, 20036; tel: 202-429-8873; fax: 202-429-2248; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 17, 1999, Oslo, Norway — Conference on International Emission Trading. A follow-up to the February 11 conference on the conceptual elements of an international system of emission trading. Emission trading of greenhouse gases raises a large number of issues that only to a limited degree are understood and resolved. The main focus at the conference will be the model work done by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on opportunities for Norway in international emission trading. Contact CICERO, P.O. Box 1129 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway; tel: (+47) 22 85 87 50; fax: (+47) 22 85 87 51; e-mail:

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June 20-24, 1999, Hauppauge, N.Y. — 4th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes. Sponsored by American Geophysical Union, American Society of Civil Engineers, Geological Society of America, New Jersey Geological Survey, State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Minerals Management Service. The conference theme is scales of coastal sediment motion and geomorphic change. Coverage will include shoreline change, beach profile change, and storm impacts. Registration information: CS99 Secretariat, c/o East Meets West Productions, Inc., P.O. Box 18727, Corpus Christi, TX, 78480; fax: 512-882-7776. Additional information: N. Kraus, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Rd., Vicksburg, MS, 39180-6199; tel: 601-634-2016; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 20-24, 1999, St. Louis, Mo. — Air & Waste Management Association: 92nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting themes include Urban Air Quality, Alternate Fuels, Global Climate Change, Voluntary Environmental Management Initiatives, Market-based Approaches to Manage Emissions, International Technology Exchange, Risk-based Environmental Management, Public Participation in Environmental Management, Pollution Prevention, Sustainable Development, and Clean Production. Contact: Air & Waste Management Association, One Gateway Center, Third Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; tel: 412-232-3444; fax: 412-232-3450; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 21-24, 1999, Ottawa, Canada — 4th International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition. Topics will include Environmental Planning, Atmospheric and Oceanic Measurements, Resource Management, Airborne Platforms, and Sensors and Systems Technologies. Contact: ERIM International, 1975 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, Mich., 48105; tel: 313-994-1200; fax: 313-994-1575; WWW:

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June 21-25, 1999, Montreal, Canada — Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA. The fourth meeting of the SBSTTA. For information contact: CBD Secretariat; World Trade Center, 393 St. Jacques Street, Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1N9 Canada; tel: +1-514-288-2220; fax: +1-514-288-6588; e-mail:; Internet:

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June 22-24, 1999, Breckenridge, Colo. — 4th Annual Climate System Model Workshop. An update and discussion of the next 5-year CSM Plan, results from the Climate of the 20th and 21st Centuries experiments, results from a paleoclimate experiment with a multicentury simulation, and scientific presentations from the CSM working groups. Contact: Lydia Harper, NCAR, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO, 80303; tel: 303-497-1320; fax: 303-497-1314; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 23-28, 1999, Oaxaca, Mexico — Forest Stewardship Council. The Second General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). For more information contact: Timothy Synnott, Executive Director, Forest Stewardship Council, Avenida Hidalgo 502, 68000 Oaxaca, Mexico; tel:+52-951-

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June 24-26, 1999, Kanagawa, Japan — 1999 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community. Aims to promote exchange of information on current research and teaching and to encourage networking and community building in this emerging field. Topics include: conflict and the environment; lifestyles, attitudes and behavior; decision-making processes in response to global environmental change; land use and land cover change; valuation of ecosystems services; and demographic change and the environment. Abstract and session proposals are being accepted through Nov. 1. Contact the '99 Open Meeting Secretariat, IGES at Shonan Village Ctr., 1560-39, Kami-yamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-018, Japan (fax: 81 46855 3709; e-mail:; WWW:

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June 28-July 2, 1999, Hamburg, Germany — IGARSS ’99, Remote Sensing of the System Earth: A Challenge for the 21st Century. The conference reflects the expectation that Earth observation based on satellite remote sensing can significantly contribute to the future study of our environment and the changes it is undergoing, whether from natural causes or human activities. Sponsors: IEEE, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, European Space Agency, German Aerospace Center, NASA, NOAA, Office of Naval Research, University of Hamburg, and International Union of Radio Science. Registration fees (early/late): member: $425.00/$525.00; nonmember: $475.00/$575.00. Contact: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 17906 St. Emilion Ct., Spring, TX, 77379; tel: 281-251-6067; fax: 281- 251-6068; e-mail:

JULY 1999

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July 4-9, 1999, Syndey, Australia — XIX Pacific Science Congress. Topics to be addressed include global environmental change and the Pacific; natural disasters: reduction and mitigation; biodiversity; coral reefs of the Pacific region: past, present, and future; and environmental management. Registration information: XIX Pacific Science Congress Secretariat, GPO Box 2609, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia; tel: (+61 2) 9241 1478; fax: (+61 2) 9251 3552; e-mail:; program information: W. J. O’Sullivan, School of Biochem. and Mol. Gen., University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia, tel: (+61 2) 9385 2005; fax: (+61 2) 9385 1483; e-mail:; WWW:

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July 11-14, 1999, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Marina Marriott — Sixth Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands. The symposium will emphasize various biogeochemical processes occurring in freshwater and estuarine wetlands, including the role of wetlands in global climatic change. Registration: $175.00; $225.00 after May 1, 1999. Sponsored by the University of Florida and cosponsored by Louisiana State University. Additional information: Biogeochemistry of Wetlands, University of Florida, Leadership and Education Foundation, Inc., IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI), P.O. Box 110750, Gainesville, FL, 32611-0750, tel: 352-392-5930; fax: 352-392-9734; e-mail: mrp@gnv.ifas.

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July 12-13, 1999, Majuro, Marshall Islands — Meeting on Pacific Island National Implementation Strategies and AOSIS Meeting on the CDM. The meeting on Pacific Island national implementation strategies for climate change will be followed, from 14-16 July, by the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) meeting on the clean development mechanism. Contact: e-mail:

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July 18-30, 1999, Birmingham, U.K. — 22nd General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Sponsored by the International Union and its member organizations. Topics to be addressed include: middle atmosphere dynamics and chemistry, data assimilation in meteorology and oceanography, orographic precipitation, modern perspectives on sea level change, solar variability and climate, sources and sinks of environmentally important substances, ocean/atmosphere variability and predictability, satellite observations in global climate, ocean, and terrestrial monitoring, and boundary-layers over complexterrain. Contact: IUGG99 Secretariat, School of Earth Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, U.K.; tel: +44-121 414 6165; fax: +44-121 414 4942; e-mail:; WWW:

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July 19-30, 1999, Birmingham, U.K. — XXII General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Sponsored by IAHS, IAMAS, IAPSO et al. These are among the numerous topics: global change and predictability; Earth system models and Earth system predictability; contribution of satellite observations to global climate; biogeochemical constraints in the ocean — controls, modeling and prediction; interactions of the cryosphere, climate and greenhouse gases; understanding, predicting and mitigating hydrological extremes. Abstracts are due Jan. 15, 1999, except for IAHS papers, where the deadline may have passed. Contact: IUGG99, Sch. Earth Sci., Univ. Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK (tel: 44 121 414 6165; fax: 44 121 414 4942; e-mail:; WWW: This Web site should publish the program in July; prospective participants can register for more information. Links are also provided to all other member organizations of the Union.

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July 26-29 and August 9-12, 1999, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA — Spatial Statistical Modeling of Ecosystem Resources and the Environment. Hands-on introduction to the field of spatial statistics and its application to natural and environmental resource issues. Learn the latest developments in integration of spatial statistics with GIS and remote sensing; different sampling protocols for the purpose of spatial modeling; the basic concepts associated with spatial statistics; and the latest research techniques. Contact: Spatial Modeling Short Course, Office of Conference Services, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-8037 USA. URL:

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July 26-29 and August 9-12, 1999, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA — Spatial Statistical Modeling of Ecosystem Resources and the Environment. Hands-on introduction to the field of spatial statistics and its application to natural and environmental resource issues. Learn the latest developments in integration of spatial statistics with GIS and remote sensing; different sampling protocols for the purpose of spatial modeling; the basic concepts associated with spatial statistics; and the latest research techniques. Contact: Spatial Modeling Short Course, Office of Conference Services, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-8037 USA. URL:


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August 8-12, 1999, Krasnoyarsk, Russia — Assessment Methods of Forest Ecosystem Status and Sustainability. Main areas of interest include forest system sustainability; anthropogenic transformation of forests and global and regional ecological problems and biospheric functions of forest ecosystems; integration of GIS-technologies and remote-sensing data in forest state monitoring study; and ecosystem management of forest utilization as the basis for forest conservation and of sustaining their stable development. Contact: Dr. Elena Muratova, Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Academgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 660036 Fax: +7-39-12-43-36-86; e-mail:

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Aug. 13-16, 2000, Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Australia — Fifth International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. Co-organised by the Electricity Supply Association of Australia (ESAA), CSIRO, and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. WWW:


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Sept. 5-10, 1999, Karlsruhe Congress and Exhibition Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany — ICCDUV. Fifth International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation. Contact: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Abteilung Tagungen/ICCDUV, P.O. Box 90 04 40, D-60444, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; tel: +49 69 7917 358 /-360 /-366; fax: +49 69 7917 475; e-mail:


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Sept. 6-8, 1999, Univ. of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. — CEM 99:International Conference on Emissions Monitoring. This conference and exhibition will cover legislation and implementation guidelines, stack-gas and ambient measuring techniques, methods for monitoring suspended particulates, calibration, data handling, air quality, and case studies. Contact: CEM 00 Conf. Office, Source Testing Assoc., 101 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1NB, U.K.; tel: +44 (0) 1462 457535; fax: +44 (0) 1462 457157; e-mail:

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Sept. 8-10, 1999, Congress Centre Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands —2nd Intern. Symp. on Non- CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Scientific Understanding, Control, and Implementation. Sponsored by the European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations; organized by the Dutch Association of Environmental Professionals. The themes are emission inventories, scenarios, and scientific understanding of sources, sinks, and atmospheric processes; technological options; and policy aspects. Maximum 250-word abstracts in English to: Dr Joop van Ham, c/o VVM- Section Clean Air in the Netherlands (CLAN), P.O. Box 6013, NL-2600 JA DELFT; tel: +31-15-269 6877; fax: +31-15-261 3186; e-mail: by Jan. 15, 1991; WWW:

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Sept. 8-16, 1999, L’Aquila, Italy — International Symposium on Global Change and Protected Areas. The meeting will deal with climatic and environmental changes and their impacts on the biosphere and hydrology. Special attention will be paid to socioeconomic implications for protected areas. Deadline for abstracts is Mar. 15, 1999. Contact: Guido Visconti, Dept. di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di L’Aquila, Via Vetoio 67010 Coppito, L’Aquila, Italy; tel: +39-862- 433075; fax: +39-862-433033; e-mail:; WWW:

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Sept. 13-14, 1999, Washington, D.C. — Conference on Early Action. The meeting will discuss current company initiatives, technical and legal issues associated with designing and implementing a viable early-action crediting mechanism, and current legislation. Contact: Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 2111 Wilson Blvd.,Suite 350, Arlington, VA, 22201; tel: 703-516-4146; WWW:

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Sept. 13-17, 1999, Hamburg, Germany — 4th International Conference on Modelling of Global Climate Change and Variability. Topics include development and validation of climate models, modeling seasonal-to-interannual and decadal-to-century climate variability, and detection of anthropogenic climate change. Deadline for abstracts is Mar. 1, 1999. Contact: L. Dümenil, Max-Plank-Institut für Meteorologie, Bundesstrasse 55, D-20146, Hamburg, Germany; tel: +49-40-41173-310; fax: +49-40-41173-366; e-mail:; WWW:

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September 13-17, 1999, Peking University, Beijing, China — 8th International Symposium on the Interactions Between Sediments and Water. Cosponsored by the International Association for Sediment Water Science, Peking University, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Environmental Protection Agency of China, Collaborating Centre for the United Nations GEMS/Water Programme, International Research and Training Centre in Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), Chinese Society of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Themes include sediment-related problems, sediment as a source or sink of contaminants and estimation of exchange rates, chemical and microbiological processes in aquatic systems, sediments as a biological habitat in aquatic systems, and sediment dating and global change. Call for papers until Nov. 1, 1998. Contact: Conference Secretariat, 8th Intern. Symp. Interaction Between Sediments and Water, Department Urban and Env. Sci., Peking Univ., Beijing 100871, PRC; fax: 86-10- 62751185; e-mail:

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Sept. 16-17, 1999, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. — Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife. Organizers include the World Wildlife Fund and World Conservation Union. Those interested in attending or presenting a paper should contact Barnaby Briggs: ERM, 8 Cavendish Square, London, W1M 0ER, tel: 44 (0) 171 465-7252, fax: 465-7320.

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Sept. 20-22, 1999, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa — International Conference on Integrated Drought Management, Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference seeks to understand the factors predisposing people and landscapes to heightened drought vulnerability and to work toward strategies and actions that can reduce that vulnerability and move toward sustainable development. Contact: Conference Planners, PO Box 82, Irene 0062, South Africa; tel: +27-12-667-3681; fax: +27-12-667-3680; e-mail:; WWW:

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September 20-23, 1999, University of Reading, Reading, England, United Kingdom — Food & Forestry: Global Change and Global Challenges. Conference themes will include environmental consequences of increasing food, fibre and fuel supply; climate variability and food and fibre production; scaling-up from plot to region for crops, forests, rangelands and pastures, pests and diseases, soil organic carbon and erosion; linking nutrient and water dynamics into predictions of crop, pasture and forest production; incorporating effects of pests, diseases and weeds into crop, pasture and forest production models; predicting future production areas from models of land-use change. The conference is jointly organized by the Agriculture, Forestry, and Soils component of the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Elsevier Science. General information: Sarah Wilkinson, Food & Forestry: Global Change and Global Challenges, Conference Secretariat, Elsevier Science, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, OX5 1GB; tel: 01865 843691; fax: 01865 843958; e-mail:

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Sep. 20-24, 1999, Rome, Italy — Energy, Environment and Technological Innovation—4th International Conference. The latest in a series of congresses on this theme that have been held in Caracas (1989 and 1995) and Rome (1992). Organized by "La Sapienza" and "Roma Tre" Universities, and Universidad Central de Venezuela. Intended to provide an opportunity for researchers, public and private institutions, and the manufacturing industry to exchange experiences, compare trends, and discuss actions and connections relevant to the topic, including high-level scientific debate. Contact EETI99 - Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Ingenieria, POB 50656, Caracas 1050, Venezuela (tel: 58 2 605 3086; fax: 58 2 605 3086; e-mail:; WWW:; or EETI99 - Univ. Degli Studi de Roma "La Sapienza," Facolta di Ingegneria, Via Eudossiana, 18-00184 Rome, Italy (tel: 39 6 44585764; fax: 39 6 4883235; e-mail:; WWW:

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September 20 - 28, 1999, Perth, Western Australia — 6th Meeting of the International Geograpical Union Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification. The theme is Agriculture, Land Degradation and Desertification. The meeting will include two field excursions. Papers are invited on all aspects of soil erosion and degradation; secondary salinization of soil and water; ecological consequences of land degradation and desertification; social and economic consequences of land degradation and desertification; technical remedial measures; structural (agency) solutions; and social, economic, and political solutions. For further information, contact Arthur Conacher, Dept. Geography, Univ. Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6907, Australia; tel: +61 (8) 9380-2705; fax: +61 (8) 9380-1054; e-mail:

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Sept. 22-24, 1999, Hampshire, U.K. — Sustainable Consumption in the 21st Century. Hosted by Project Integra and supported by UNED-UK, Onyx Aurora - Integrated Waste Management, and Hampshire County Council. The conference will focus on the international debate on sustainable consumption; options for postconsumer impact on consumption; modification of product and package design to reduce material; and motivation and contribution of local and central governments in waste reduction. Contact: Conference Administration, Index Communications Meeting Services, Crown House, 28 Winchester Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8AA, UK.; tel: +44-1794-511331/2; e-mail:; WWW:

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Sept. 27-28, 1999, New York — UN General Assembly Special Session to Review Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS. A two-day Special Session to review and appraise implementation of the POA. A resumed two-day session of CSD-7 will be held prior to the Special Session, at a date to be announced. For more information, contact: Deonanan Oodit; tel: +1-212-963-4671; fax: +1-212-963-4260; e-mail:; WWW:

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Sept. 27-29, 1999, Washington, D.C. — Second Annual Earth Technologies Forum. Hosted by the International Climate Change Partnership and the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, in cooperation with the USEPA and several other organizations, this event focuses on global climate change and ozone protection technologies and policies. For more information contact: Erika Fischer; tel: +1-703-807-4052; fax: +1-703-243-2874; WWW:

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Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 1999, Rome, Italy — The 11th Session of the FAO Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources. For information contact: Christel Palmberg-Lerche; e-mail:


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October 3-8, 1999, Reno, Nev.— Desert Technology V: Deserts in Changing Climates. Water, energy, intensive and extensive agriculture, and human adaptation to arid environments past and present are all encompassed in the fabric of arid ecosystems. Organized and chaired by Dr. James A. Young of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 920 Valley Road, Reno, Nevada 89512 (tel: 702-784-6057; fax: 702-784-1712; e-mail: Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 1, 1998. The conference fee includes accommodations: $1490 ($1195 double occupancy). Further information: Engineering Foundation Conferences, Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor, New York, NY, 10016-5902; tel: 212-591-7836; fax: 212-591-7441; e-mail:; WWW:

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Oct. 4-8, 1999, Tehran, Iran — An Open-Ended International Experts Meeting on Special Needs and Requirements of Developing Countries with Low Forest Cover and Unique Types of Forests. The meeting is being organized by the Government of Iran, in cooperation with other interested countries and international organizations. For more information contact: Mohsen Esperi, Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN, 622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA; tel: +1-212-687-2020; fax +1-212-867-7086; e-mail:; or Shamse-din Shariat Nejad, Head of Iranian High Council on Forests, Ministry of Jihad Sazandegi (Rural Development), Tehran, Iran; tel: +98-21-244-6505/244-6537; fax: +98-21-244-6551; e-mail:

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Oct. 10-16, 1999, Seoul, Korea — The Role of NGOs in the 21st Century. For more information, contact: Tripartite Steering Committee; tel: +82-346-570-7160; fax: +82-346-570- 7156; e-mail:; or tel: +1-212-986-8557; fax: +1-212-986-0821.

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Oct. 11-13, 1999, Berlin, Germany — International Business Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. Organized by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in conjunction with UNEP. Contact: Luiz Ramalho, Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V.; tel: +49-30-254-82-257; fax: +49-30-254-82-103; e-mail:

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Oct. 12-15, 1999, La Serena, Chile — Desertification and the El Niño Phenomenon. For information, contact: Dr. Rudolf Slooff, OCHA/IDNDR Secretariat; tel: +41-22-798-6894; e-mail:; WWW:

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Oct. 18-22, 1999, Hanoi, Vietnam — IUFRO Biodiversity Conference: Impact of Logging on Biodiversity. For more information contact: Rita Mustikasari, IUFRO Liaison Officer, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), P.O. Box 6596 JKPWB, Jakarta, Indonesia; tel: +62-251-622-622 ext.209; fax: +62-251-622-100; e-mail:; Internet:

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Oct. 19-21, 1999, Scripps Inst. Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif. — Frontiers in the Science of Climate Modeling. Invited papers on climate change, low-order climate models, climate feedbacks, Earth radiation budget, planetary science, and the role of water vapor in the climate system. Register by Apr. 30, 1999. Contact: J. T. Kiehl, NCAR, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO, 80303.

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Oct. 21-22, 1999, Basle, Switzerland — Kyoto Mechanisms Business Opportunities: Financial Aspects. Issues to be discussed include financing of joint implementation and clean development mechanism (JI/CDM) projects, JI/CDM investment funds, insurance of JI/CDM project risks, spot and forward trading of emission permits, the roles of exchanges and brokers, implications of emissions trading for energy equities markets, impacts of emissions trading on project finance, and corporate financial accounting and reporting. Contact: Josef Janssen, Institute for Economy and the Environment at the University of St. Gallen, Tigerbergstr. 2, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland; tel: + 41 - 71 - 224 25 89; fax: + 41 - 71 - 224 27 22; e-mail:; WWW:

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Oct. 25-Nov. 5, 1999, Maritim Hotel, Bonn, Germany — Fifth Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP5). Delegates will negotiate the terms and methods of implementing the Kyoto Protocol. Contact: FCCC Secretariat, P.O. Box 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Germany; tel: +49-228-815-1000; fax: +49-228-815-1999; e-mail:; WWW:


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Nov 1-11, 1999, Ravello, Italy — Coping with Flash Floods. This is a NATO Advanced Study Institute. Contact: Dr. E. Gruntfest, University of Colorado, Geography and Environmental Studies, P.O. Box 7150, Colorado Springs, CO, 80933; fax: +1 719 262 4066; e-mail:; WWW:

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Nov. 8-12, 1999, Sydney, Australia — 15th International Congress of Biometeorology and International Conference on Urban Climatology. These two conferences will cover a broad range of topics, including observing or modelling atmospheric processes, the climatic effects of cities at any scale, the impacts of urban climates on human health, ecosystems, building energy, resource efficiency, climatic principles in urban design, agricultural meteorology, phenology and seasonality, adaptive processes, impacts of climate change and El Niño, morbidity and mortality, climate change and decision making, thermal physiology, indoor climate and comfort, and air quality. Contact: ICB-ICUC’99 Secretariat, GPO Box 128, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia; tel: +61-2-9262-2277; fax: + 61-2-9262-3135; e-mail:; WWW:

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Nov. 15-17, 1999, Perth, Australia — Conference on the Use of Property Rights in Fisheries Management. Sponsored by the Government of Western Australia, in cooperation with the FAO. For information, contact: e-mail:; Internet:

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Nov. 15-26, 1999, Recife, Brazil — Third Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification: COP-3. Preparatory meetings for COP-3 include: Bureau meetings, the intersessional meeting of the Bureau of the Committee on Science and Technology, and the meeting of the Ad Hoc Panel on Traditional Knowledge. For information contact: CCD Secretariat, P.O. Box 260129, D-53153 Bonn, Germany; tel: +49-228-815-2800; fax: +49- 228-815-2899; e-mail:; Internet:

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Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 1999, Seattle, Washington — Third Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization. For more information contact: tel: +206-770-3150; fax: 206-770-0106; Internet:


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Dec. 6-10, 1999, Ottawa, Canada — Costa Rica-Canadian Initiative. For information contact: Guido Chaves, MINAE-SINAC, Apdo. 10104-1000, San José, Costa Rica; tel: +506-283-7654; fax: +506-283-7118; e-mail:; or Michael Fullerton, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Branch, Canadian Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources, 580 Booth Street, 8th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0E4; tel: +1-613-943-5258; fax: +1- 613-947-9033; e-mail:; Internet:

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