SCAR Bulletin, No. 186, August 2013
Report from the SCAR Delegation to CEP XVI and XXXVI ATCM in Brussels, Belgium, May 2013
The XXXVI Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) and XVI Meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) took place in Brussels, Belgium from 20th to 29th May 2013.
The SCAR Delegation consisted of M D Sparrow (SCAR Executive Director), J López-Martínez (SCAR President), M C Kennicutt II (SCAR Past-President and SCAR Speaker), S L Chown (CO of SC-ATS), and R Badhe (SCAR Executive Officer). Only M D Sparrow and J López-Martínez stayed for the full meeting.
An item to highlight at this meeting is that the Treaty agreed on the first draft of a multi-year strategic plan. Along with the successful CEP five-year plan, these documents will be useful to SCAR when it comes to its own priority-setting for advice to the ATCM.