About AG IEG

ABOUT THE ADVISORY GROUP ON
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE


The Major Group and Stakeholders Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance (Advisory Group) was established as the principal body through which input from major groups and stakeholders would be channelled into the International Environmental Governance (IEG) processes leading to Rio 2012 (including in 2010-2011 the UNEP Consultative Group of Ministers and High-level Officials on IEG). As such, its responsibilities were to:
· provide comments and specific recommendations on innovative models for civil society participation in any new or existing arrangements related to IEG and discussed by the Consultative Group, as well as on IEG more generally;
· compile relevant contributions related to IEG reform from all MGS into consolidated submissions to the Secretariat;
· inform the Consultative Group on positions of MGS regarding IEG;
· provide MGS input at other meetings where input is gathered for the IEG reform process;
· consult with MGS and keep MGS informed about its work as well as the work of the Consultative Group throughout the process, including through written reports and website updates; and
· promote and use mechanisms through which the importance of and options for IEG reform should be communicated to a wider audience.

As a body with a time-bound mandate, the group completed its work in the lead up to the Rio+20 conference.

FULL TERMS OF REFERENCE
The document adopted by the UNEP Major Groups Facilitating Committee describing the functions and establishment of the Advisory Group (July 2010)

MEMBERSHIP
List of members and alternates

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
List of events in which the Advisory Group has participated or expects to contribute to.

ORGANIZATION OF THE AG
How the AG organizes its work through drafting groups, regional groupings, and a workplan

REPORTS OF AG MEETINGS AND TELECONFERENCES
- Nairobi, 18 February 2011
- Partial AG meeting, Bonn, 3 September 2011
- Meeting of AG members in Abu Dhabi, 11 December 2011