Synergies and cooperation between conventions - links

This section offers links to a number of mechanisms for, and information sites on, synergies and cooperation between multilateral environmental agreements. For links to information on harmonization and streamlining of national reporting, please see Harmonization of National Reporting - Links.

Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions: The Biodiversity Liaison Group comprises the heads of the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and World Heritage Convention

Joint Liaison Group between the Rio Conventions: The Joint Liaison Group comprises the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nationsl Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Rio Conventions Calendar: A joint calendar of CBD, UNCCD and UNFCCC

Nordic Symposium: "Synergies in the Biodiversity Cluster": This symposium was commissioned by the Government of Finland and the Nordic ministers for the environment and was held in April 2010 in Helsinki. The website provides access to the symposium documentation, including presentations and the report. 

UNEP and Environmental Conventions: Information on UNEP activities in support of multilateral environmental conventions

United Nations University Inter-Linkages Initiative: Website with information about the activities of UNU to analyse and support synergies and inter-linkages between MEAs.

International Environmental Governance: UNEP website on the consultations on international environmental governance, including the roles of MEAs and the Intergovernmental Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity Building