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Environmental Issues

bullet Environmental Guidelines for Export Credit Agencies. Fact Sheet (7/11/00)
bullet Reflections on Transatlantic Environmental Cooperation. David Sandalow, Brussels, Belgium (5/12/00)
* An Alliance for Global Water Security in the 21st Century. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (4/10/00)
bullet Export Credit Agencies. David Sandalow, Otsu, Japan (4/8/00)
bullet Testimony on H.R. 883 on the Environment. Acting Assistant Secretary Kimble, Washington, DC (3/18/99)
bullet Environmental Issues in the G-8 Summit Process (5/8/98)
* America's Environmental Security for the 21st Century. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson speech before the American Museum of Natural History, NYC (4/29/98)
bullet International Environmental Cooperation. Under Secretary for Global Affairs Timothy E. Wirth at the Forum on International Geosciences at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (11/17/97)
bullet UNEP and Global Environment. Assistant Secretary Eileen Claussen at the UNEP 19th Governing Council, Nairobi, Kenya (2/5/97)
bullet The Global Environment and the National Interest. Deputy Secretary Strobe Talbott at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Arlington, Virginia (9/10/96)
bullet American Diplomacy and the Global Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century. Secretary of State Warren Christopher at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (4/9/96)
bullet Environmental Initiatives for the Twenty-first Century (4/10/96)
bullet Fact Sheet on International Environmental Accomplishments (4/10/96)

Earth Day 2000:
     * An Alliance for Global Water Security in the 21st Century. Remarks by Secretary Albright in Recognition of Earth Day (4/10/00)
Earth Day 1999:
     bullet Statement on "Earth Day 1999". Secretary Albright (4/22/99)
Earth Day 1998:
     bullet Global Problems and Global Solutions. Address by Secretary Albright at the National Museum of Natural History (4/21/98)
Earth Day 1997:
     bullet Remarks by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and others on Earth Day (4/22/97)
     bullet Press Statement on Earth Day 1997 (4/16/97)
     bullet Council on Environmental Quality, The White House

Major International Environmental Agreements

bullet Text of Agreements

Climate Change and the Ozone Layer

Check Mark Issue Spotlight: Global Climate Change

bullet El Nino information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
        El Nino Theme Page
        El Nino Southern Oscillation Home Page
        What is an El Nino?
        El Nino and Climate Prediction--A Report to the Nation
bulletMontreal Protocol. Statement released by the Office of the Spokesman (9/18/97). Questions and Answers.

Chemicals and Hazardous Wastes

bullet Brooks Yeager, Head of the United States Delegation to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Negotiations, INC-5. Statement on Financial and Technical Assistance, Johannesburg, South Africa(12/4/00)
bullet Brooks Yeager, Head of the United States Delegation to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Negotiations, INC-5. Opening Statement, Johannesburg, South Africa (12/04/00)
bullet United States Government Funding and Assistance for Projects Related to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). (12/07/00)
bullet Overview of USAID Malaria Program (INC-5). (12/05/00)
bullet United States Position on Precaution (INC-5). (12/04/00)
bullet U.S. Objectives for a Global Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (11/29/00)
bullet Overview on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): What the United States Has Done and What the Global Convention Will Do. (11/29/00)
bullet International Harmonization of Chemical Hazard Classification and Labeling. Federal Register notice (4/10/00)
bullet Concluding Press Statement of the United States on Persistent Organic Pollutants (INC-4). Brooks Yeager (3/25/00)
bullet United States of America Statement Regarding its Proposal in Article K on Financial Resources and Mechanisms. U.S. Delegation Document (3/24/00)
bullet Opening Statement of the United States on Persistent Organic Pollutants (INC-4). Brooks Yeager (3/20/00)
bullet Press Statement on Persistent Organic Pollutants (INC-4). Brooks Yeager (3/20/00)
bullet Current and Prospective International POPs Activities Implemented and/or Funded by United States Government Agencies. U.S. Delegation Document (3/20/00)
bullet Fourth Round of Global Negotiations on Toxic Chemicals. Fact Sheet (3/15/00)
bullet Information on POPs Chemicals. (UNEP site)
bullet Persistent Organic Pollutants. Federal Register notice (3/9/00)
bullet Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes. Statement by Daniel Fantozzi (12/10/99)
bullet Basel Convention on Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes. Fact Sheet released 9/15/98
bullet Frequently Asked Questions on "Harmonization of Hazard Classification and Labeling" (9/15/98)
* U.S. To Sign Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. Statement by Department Spokesman James P. Rubin (9/10/98)
* United States Participation in Multilateral Negotiations To Control Persistent Organic Pollutants. Statement by Department Spokesman James P. Rubin (7/10/98)
* Persistent Organic Pollutants. Public Meeting June 3, 1998 on Preparations for an International Agreement through the UN Environmental Program
* Global Agreement on Prior Informed Consent for Especially Dangerous Chemicals. Statement by Department Spokesman James P. Rubin (3/18/98)
bullet Related Websites of Interest

Pollution

bullet U.S.-Canada Ozone Annex Negotiations: Negotiators' Joint Statement. Washington, DC (10/13/00)
bullet Canada - U.S. Ozone Annex Negotiations, Ottawa, August 24-25, 2000. Joint U.S.-Canada Statement (8/25/00)
bullet Canada-U.S. Ozone Negotiations, Washington, June 14-15, 2000. Joint U.S.-Canada Statement (6/15/00)
bullet Canada-U.S. Ozone Negotiations. Joint U.S.-Canada Statement (2/16/00)
* U.S. and Canada Agree to Negotiate Air Quality Agreement Annex on Ground-Level Ozone. Statement by Department Spokesman James P. Rubin (4/22/99)

Biodiversity and Conservation

bullet Convention to Combat Desertification. Statement by the President, Office of the Press Secretary (11/15/00)
bullet Convention to Combat Desertification. Senate resolution (10/18/00)
bullet The Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles and the Convention to Combat Desertification. David Sandalow, Washington, DC (7/20/00)
bullet The Role of Biotechnology in Combating Hunger and Poverty. David Sandalow, Washington, DC (7/12/00)
* U.S. Remarks on the Biosafety Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-5). Nairobi, Kenya (5/24/00)
bullet Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Fact Sheet (5/17/00)
bullet Clinton Administration Agencies Announce Food and Agricultural Biotechnology Initiatives: Strengthening Science-Based Regulation and Consumer Access to Information. White House Fact Sheet (5/3/00)
bullet Biotechnology Page (Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)
bullet Frequently Asked Questions About Biotechnology. Fact Sheet (3/21/00)
bullet Healthy Harvests: Growth Through Biotechnology. Fact Sheet (3/21/00)

bullet Cartagena Biosafety Protocol Page

bullet Biotechnology Conference Cybercast Live on the Internet. Press statement about January 20-21 conference to be held in The Hague (1/18/00)
bullet Forum on Biotechnology's Impact to be Conference's Goal. Press statement announcing January 20-21 conference to be held in The Hague (1/13/00)
bullet Executive Order 13112 on Invasive Species. (2/3/99)
bullet Biodiversity and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Fact Sheet (1/5/99)
bullet Desertification and the Convention to Combat Desertification. Fact Sheet (11/16/98)
bullet Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Fact Sheet (8/18/98)
bullet Convention on Biological Diversity (Convention web site)
bullet Biodiversity: The Year 2007. Under Secretary for Global Affairs Timothy E. Wirth remarks at the Conference on Nature and Human Society, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (10/30/97)
bullet Working Together for Wetlands (2/97). Publication summarizing conference held April 25-26, 1996, State Department, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.
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Forests

bullet U.S.-Bangladesh Agreement on Establishment of a Tropical Forest Fund and a Tropical Forest Conservation Board. (09/12/2000)
bullet Assistant Secretary of State David B. Sandalow Delivers Major Speech on Tropical Forests. Media Note (5/31/00)
* Tropical Forests for the Future. David B. Sandalow, Lima, Peru (5/24/00)
bullet Assistant Secretary David B. Sandalow Spotlights Threat to Global Forests. Notice to the Press (1/6/00)
* Protecting and Conserving the World's Forests. David B. Sandalow, National Press Club, Washington, DC (1/6/00)
bullet G-8 Forest Action Program. Statement by Spokesman James Rubin, Washington, D.C. (5/11/98)
bullet Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. Paper delivered at the XI World Forestry Congress, Antalya, Turkey (October 1997)
bullet Forests and Forest Health. Testimony by Deputy Secretary Rafe Pomerance before the House Subcommittee on Forest and Forest Health, Washington, D.C. (9/11/97)
bullet Pre-Earth Summit Forest Gathering. Statement by Assistant Secretary Eileen B. Claussen, Athens, Greece (5/30/97)
bullet Towards Sustainable Forests - 1997. Remarks by Under Secretary Wirth at the Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (4/2/97)

Coral Reefs

bulletIssue Spotlight: Coral Reefs

Sustainable Development

* The Face of the Waters. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, remarks in the October/November issue of "Civilization" magazine, Washington, DC (11/8/00)
* Sustainable Development. Acting Assistant Secretary Melinda Kimble remarks to the Sixth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, NYC (4/29/98)
bullet Sustainable Development. Under Secretary for Global Affairs Timothy E. Wirth before the Western Hemisphere Defense Environmental Conference, Miami, Florida (6/3/97)
bullet Sustainable Development: Managing the Transition. Under Secretary for Global Affairs Timothy E. Wirth before the De Lange Woodlands Conference, Houston, Texas (3/4/97)
bullet Sustainable Development and China's Agenda 21. Assistant Secretary Eileen Claussen at the 2nd High Level Roundtable on China's Agenda 21 (10/26/96)
bullet President's Council on Sustainable Development. Link to White House site
bullet UN Sustainable Development web site.


Related Web Sites of Interest:

bullet IUCN - World Conservation Union (Washington Office)
bullet Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
bullet Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
bullet U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
bullet Environmental Protection Agency: Global Warming Site
bullet U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

bullet USAID's Environment home page
bullet USAID's Environment Information Clearinghouse (EIC)

bullet Convention on Biological Diversity
bullet Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS is an information system in global change research)
bullet Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Center for Environmental Security
bullet Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
bullet Biodiversity Information Network (BIN 21)
bullet United Nations Environment Program
bullet Council on Environmental Quality

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