13 Envtl. Pol'y & L. 1 (1984)

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          BDIETnlAL

   Readers are often surprised that we always report in
 such detail on the UNEP  Governing Council. We  are,
 however, aware that no-one else prints such an extensive
 analysis and only those receiving the official proceedings
 months later are informed of what has gone on.
   While realizing that what is of interest to some of our
 readers, is perhaps of less interest to others, we feel that
 all those concerned with environmental matters should
 know what is going on in this forum; especially now that
 work is starting on the Perspectives to the year 2000 and
 beyond.

 The   OECD Conference on Environment and
 Economics  took place in June, with the challenge of
 making economic  growth and  development compatible
 with necessary environmental conservation. The Conclu-
 sions reached by the Conference are printed on page 39
 but the report of the proceedings will follow in the next
 issue.
                 *        *         *
   The other important international conference - on
transboundary  air pollution -  has  just finished in
Munich,  with representatives from East and West. The
30% Club has apparently found new members.
Several countries have only agreed on new measures sub-
ject to conditions relating to other time schedules. Some
are still of another opinion. But considering everything,
the meeting was a success in spite of disagreement during
the last two days concerning whether reference should be
made  in the conclusions to peace and disarmament. Some
of the Western States opposed strongly, but not wishing
to break the broad consensus, a formulation was found
which   reads,  Recognizing  that  international co-
operation in the important field of the protection of the
environment  contributes to the reinforcement of peace
and security in Europe and in the world as a whole, which
constitutes a significant factorfor the preservation of-the
environment.
   We don't think that anybody could lose face in accept-
ing this formulation.

                                          28th June, 1984

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