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9.30 - 12.30

Plenary Session

Plenary Debate (cont.)
Presentations by participants at the Conference


9.30 - 12.30

Special Forum

in parallel with the Plenary Session
at the Academy of Sciences, Pest [with 10-min. presentations]

Special Forum: International Scientific Programmes on Environment and Sustainable Development.

At this Special Forum UNESCO’s, including IOC’s, and ICSU’s international scientific programmes on environment and sustainable development will be presented by the chairpersons of the respective programmes and activities. A brief "question and answer" session is foreseen at the end of each section.


  1. Opening of the Special Forum: Mr Francesco di Castri Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS (France).

  2. Section I:
  • Berrien Moore III (USA): International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).
  • Geoffrey L. Holland (Canada): Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).
  • Hartmut Grassl (WMO): World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
  1. Coffee break

  2. Section II:

  • Javier Castroviejo (Spain): Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB).
  • Jill Jaeger (Germany): International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).
  • Kenneth Wiltshire (Australia): Programme Management of Social Transformations (MOST).
  1. Section III:

  • Robin Brett (USA): International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP).
  • Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (Japan): International Hydrological Programme (IHP).
  • Hal Mooney (USA): DIVERSITAS
  1. Conclusion



14.30 - 17.30

Plenary Session

Plenary Debate (cont.)

Presentations by participants at the Conference

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