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  Fifteenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15)

30 April - 11 May 2007 | United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Tuesday, 1 May 2007
On Tuesday, delegates met in parallel sessions throughout the day to discuss policy options and possible actions contained in the Chair’s draft negotiating document. Discussions were structured around each of the four thematic clusters, and focused on priority actions, cross-cutting issues and specific initiatives.

Climate Change: This session was facilitated by CSD-15 Vice-Chair Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (Brazil).

Parallel Session: Energy for Sustainable Development

Stephan Contius, Germany, for the EU.
Jamil Ahmad, Pakistan, for the
Angus Friday, Grenada, for the AOSIS, favored increasing renewables.
Harald Aspelund, Iceland.
Sudhir Mita, India.
Eva Paaske, Norway.
Dong Xiufen, China.
Antonio Perez Rodriguez, Mexico.
Ricardo Ulate Chacón, Costa Rica.
Clare Walsh, Australia.
Claudia Vieira Santos, Brazil, presented national energy policies and specific initiatives.
Alfredo A. Labbé, Chile, supported the inclusion of nuclear power in the energy mix.

Parallel Session: Air Pollution/Atmosphere
This session considered both indoor and outdoor atmospheric air pollution.

Tsietsi Mahema, South Africa.
S. Muthusamy, Malaysia.
Paulette Kolbusch, Jamaica.
Javad Amin-Mansour, Iran.
Reichert Tanda, Papua New Guinea.
Reda Ibrahim Ali, Qatar.

Parallel Session: Industrial Development

Uzi Manor, Israel.
David D. Tommy, UNIDO.
Adam McLeod, Canada.

Naji Abi-Aad, Qatar.
Dongchang Jung, Republic of Korea.
Aboubacry D. Lom, Senegal.

Marba Visagie, South Africa.
Catherine Kesteven, Australia.

Parallel Session: Climate Change

Bagher Asadi, Chair of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation.
Paulo José Chiarelli, Brazil, emphasized the primacy of UNFCCC processes in dealing with climate change.
Tanzania highlighted the importance of adaptation as well as mitigation efforts.
Shaun Vorster, South Africa.
Li Ting, China.
Lynda Danquah, Canada.
Farmers said the text must insert references to agriculture.
Franz Perrez, Switzerland.
Kunihiko Shimida, Japan.
Joan Yang, Palau.
José Luis Menéndez, Guatemala.
Mahmoud Al-Ees, Jordan.

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