CEN Weekly E-Bulletin

September 24th, 2004

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Contents

1.

CALL FOR DELEGATES

 
  1. Information Sessions, Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations
  2. Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes
 

2.

EVENTS

 
  1. CEN Annual Conference on the Environment
  2. International Caucus Events in Montreal
  3. The Canadian Water Resources Association’s Second Annual Integrated Water Resources Management Workshop
  4. Third International Symposium on Iron Control in Hydrometallurgy : First Circular and Call for Papers
  5. 2004 National Science Meeting of the Ecological Monitoring & Assessment Network
 

3.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
  1. Friends for the Legal Defence of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick
  2. Canadian Environment Awards calls on Canadian public for nominations in 2005
  3. Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Proposals of the High Level Panel on Civil Society
  4. Minerals and Metals Sector Update
     

 

 

1.

CALL FOR DELEGATES

 
i.
Information Sessions, Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations

Where and When: Gatineau, QC, October 29, 2004 AND Vancouver, BC, November 2, 2004

Number of Delegates: 2 ENGO delegates per session

Deadline to Apply: October 5, 2004

The Regulations Amending the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations were published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on May 19, 2004.

During the general information sessions, Environment Canada officials will provide an overview of the key features of the regulatory amendments, identify major comments received on the proposed amendments, and explain how these comments were addressed in the final amendments. There will be two general information sessions of one-half day each. A cross section of representatives from industry, the provinces, regulated municipalities, Aboriginal groups, and environmental groups are invited to attend.

Funding is available to cover travel, food and accommodations subject to Treasury Board guidelines. For more information, visit Environment Canada’s web site http://www.ec.gc.ca/nopp/en/index.cfm or contact Barbara Schaefer at (613) 728-9810 x 30. To apply, please complete the online application form.

 

 
ii.
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes

Where : Geneva, Switzerland
When : October 25-29, 2004
Number of delegates sought : one ENGO delegate
Deadline to Apply : October 5, 2004

The seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 7) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is scheduled for October 25th to 29th, 2004 in Geneva, Switzerland. Preparations for COP 7 are underway, including identifying the members of the Canadian delegation. They seek the participation of a representative of a Canadian ENGO that is involved in hazardous waste issues.

Funding is available to cover travel, food and accommodations subject to Treasury Board guidelines. Please note that participants of the Canadian delegation are required to sign a Canadian Delegation Advisor Participant Agreement, which identifies responsibilities related to conduct and confidentiality.

For more information, read the discussion document on the CEN website and/or visit the Convention’s web site and/or contact Barbara Schaefer at (613) 728-9810 x 30. To apply, please complete the application form.

 

2.

EVENTS

 
i.
CEN Annual Conference on the Environment

The Canadian Environmental Network is hosting its second annual conference on the environment entitled “Building the Eco-City: Today’s Cities for Tomorrow’s Generations”

October 21-22, 2004
Centre St. Pierre
Montreal, Quebec

The purpose of the 2004 conference is to examine the challenges facing the urban environment and to explore solutions, policy and practical tools and models to achieve sustainability in the urban context. The conference will feature speakers from across Canada and from other countries, with the aim of providing conference delegates with information and inspiration to work towards sustainability in their community. For more information click here. If you would like to register for the Annual Conference on the Environment please fill out the on-line registration form.

 
 
ii.
International Caucus Events in Montreal

The CEN’s International Program invites the public to take part in two events that will take place on October 23rd, 2004 at the Centre St-Pierre, 1212 Panet Street, in Montreal. An interactive workshop entitled “Environment and Security: Challenges of Working 0verseas” will be held from 2:15 – 5:00pm. This will be followed to a public event under the theme of “The World we find ourselves in Post September 11th - Wars over natural resources - Violence increases”, from 7:30 – 9:30pm. For Information and registration: contact Chantal Bois at 613-728-9810 ext. 24 or visit the CEN web site.

 
 
iii.
The Canadian Water Resources Association’s Second Annual Integrated Water Resources Management Workshop

November 2 - 3, 2004
West Harvest Inn
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

The first workshop identified the status of Integrated Water Resources Management in Canada. The second IWRM workshop will explore strategies and actions in IWRM by building capacity for watershed stewardship. A watershed stewardship approach has been recognized as an effective move towards protecting water resources and creating a healthy and sustainable society. UNCED, Agenda 21, defined capacity building as an approach that “encompasses human, scientific, technological, organizational, and institutional and resource capabilities.

For more information and to register, visit CWRA’s web site.

 
 
iv.
Third International Symposium on Iron Control in Hydrometallurgy : First Circular and Call for Papers

Centre Sheraton Hotel
Montreal, Canada
October 1 - 4, 2006

The Symposium will cover all aspects of the iron control problem, including the precipitation of iron from acid drainages and the use of iron precipitation to remove impurities such as arsenic. The Symposium will include a Short Course emphasizing the fundamental aspects of iron precipitation and the characterization of the iron precipitates. For more information, please contact J.E. Dutrizac at (613) 995-4823.

 
 
v.
2004 National Science Meeting of the Ecological Monitoring & Assessment Network

The theme of the 2004 National Science Meeting of the Ecological Monitoring & Assessment Network is “Monitoring and Evaluating Sustainability in Communities, Cities and Watersheds“. The conference will take place November 30-December 4, 2004 in Québec. For more information contact [email protected], (905) 336-4414 or visit the Network’s web site.

 
 

3.

ANNOUCEMENTS

 
i.
Friends for the Legal Defence of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick

For the latest developments in the launching of "Friends for the Legal Defence of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick", visit www.conservationcouncil.ca, call 433-6101, or e-mail [email protected].

 

 
 
ii.
Canadian Environment Awards calls on Canadian public for nominations in 2005

The Canadian Environment Awards is once again calling on the Canadian public to submit nominations for the Community Awards program. Now in its fourth year, the Canadian Environment Awards: A Celebration of Community Achievement is a national, bilingual program that recognizes individuals and groups of Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the protection, restoration and preservation of the Canadian environment. The deadline to submit a nomination is December 10, 2004.

Visit the Awards web site for a copy of the nomination form and complete nomination guidelines.

For more information, contact Diane Chaperon-Lor at Telephone: 416-653-0849; Cellphone: 416-788-8271; or by E-mail.

 
 
iii.
Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Proposals of the High Level Panel on Civil Society

A report has been prepared in response to the report of the Panel of Eminent Persons on United Nations--Civil Society Relations (Cardoso Report). It offers comments and recommendations from the perspective of the UN Secretariat and is expected to be presented to the General Assembly in early October.

Building on the Panel's proposals, this report makes a number of concrete suggestions and actions in connection with strengthening the participation of NGOs in UN intergovernmental bodies, the accreditation process, improving involvement of NGOs from developing countries and enhancing the UN's own institutional capacity for NGO engagement. An advanced, un-edited version of the report is available on the UN’s web site For further information, please contact: Tony Hill, United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service, tel.00-1-212-963-3125, e-mail: [email protected].

 
 
iv.
Minerals and Metals Sector Update

The Minerals and Metals Sector of Natural Resources Canada has just released Issue 5 of its Update featuring articles on the Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory (CERL) and the Proficiency Testing Program for Mineral Analysis Laboratories (PTP-MAL). It can be viewed on their web site.

 

 

     

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