MINUTES OF MEETINGS
March 5, 2008
Larry Roeder, Bill Gellerman, Moki Kokoris, Judy
Lerner (host) and Chuck Hitchcock. Note: All
Coordinators are welcome to future sessions.
1 August, 2008. Drafts of chapters are due. The
Editorial Committee then uses the period between
then and October to coordinate edits with the
various Coordinators, as well as make sure that the
introductory chapters are completed and the design
of the Report.
October 15, 2009 --- edited chapters, introduction,
and three lead chapters go to Executive Committee
November 15, 2008 --- alterations from Executive
Committee and Congo due; if none are received by
that date, we will assume that there are none to be
made. Note: This process needs to be submitted to
CONGO and the ExCom ASAP in case they wish to
recommend something different.
December 1, 2008 --- Report to the Secretary General
--- Larry said he would see if he and Jeffrey could
set up a meeting where the Chapter Coordinators and
the Editors the editors might attend. If all of the
Coordinators are not allowed in the same room for
the official handover, it was recommended that a
reception; but that the Secretary General be
invited. Similarly, these also dates apply to the
Chairman of the IPCC.
INFORMING CONGO, DPI/NGO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE
NGO COMMUNITY AT LARGE:
The group agreed to ask Richard, as our liaison to
the Executive Committee, to make regular short
briefs on project progress to that body, CONGO and
the regular NGO briefings. These briefs need not be
long. They are simply intended to inform of our
progress and invite broader participation.
LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS:
After much discussions it was agreed that Bill would
contact Megan Watford in his Tipping Point Working
Group to see if she would compile a list of
organizations, their e-mail and or web addresses = a
brief (one or two sentence) description of their
Larry Roeder will contact Richard Jordan to let him
know he is being asked to coordinate the Sustainable
Moki was asked to suggest a chair for the chapter on
sustainable energy which would include the work
proposed by Dutch colleagues. In a post meeting
decision, Moki was also asked to be the official
liaison to the Explorerís Club, which has expressed
an interest in the project.
Chuck will e-mail the chairs of the working groups
with a standardized bibliographic format and ask
them to send him back their suggestions from their
chapters. Similarly, he will manage the Links
Moki reiterated the rules that the chapters which go
to the Secretary General are five pages in length,
including any pictures that might be a part of the
presentation. Our website can contain much more
information and pictures. That limit does not
include list of participants or the bibliography.
These limits do not apply to the material actually
placed on the website, as the various working group
home pages are intended to be permanent forums for
discussion, well beyond the hand off of the report.
CD-ROM VERSIONS OF THE REPORT:
It was agreed that CD-ROM versions of the report, to
include material from the working groups will also
be made available to the Secretary General and Chair
of the IPCC and the participants; but as this is a
budgetary item, no decision was made on any broader
distribution. Special funds would be needed for
that, and this may not be needed if all material on
the website is open for downloading.
After some discussion, Bill's suggestion for a
chapter focusing on changing human behavior
vis-a-vis climate change was modified so that this
important issue would be a part of all the
chapters. Also, it was agreed that Bill would help
to write the chapter on advocacy.
SPIRITUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:
Chuck suggested that his former colleague, Scott
Carlin, might submit a chapter on Spirituality and
the Environment. It was agreed that if he is
interested he send us a draft which might be used in
a chapter on religion or perhaps stand alone.
The next meeting will be the week of March 25,
depending on Larry's possible jury duty. Post
Meeting note: Larry Proposed that at the
next meeting some discussion be held on style and
format of each chapter in the physical report.
Submitted by Chuck Hitchcock