World Environment Organisation (WEO)
written by Monty Halls (Senior)
The SCCT is supporting a French proposal to develop a WEO. The hope is that such an organisation will augment the remit of the UNEP and provide an outlet and support in the implementation of applications and solutions to global environmental problems. In terms of international cooperation in the practical value of such an organisation, there are precedents :
ICAO provides a service in international overflying rights and regulating flight and Air Traffic Control licensing.
WMO - provides an internationally-agreed meteorological service.
Both these organisatons offer universal benefits and the WEO could offer the same.
The concept should be progressed at RIO+20 meeting in June 2012.