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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


Highlights for Friday, 4 May 2007


On Friday delegates met in parallel sessions of the two working groups to continue reading the Chair’s revised draft negotiating document, distributed on Wednesday afternoon.


Working Group 1 considered air pollution and atmosphere, and energy for sustainable development
This session was facilitated by Vice-Chair Alain Edouard Traore (Burkina Faso). Following general comments, the Group negotiated text, and completed its first reading in the morning.


Conrod Hunte, Antigua and Barbuda
Hideo Shindo, Japan
John M. Matuszak, United States

Switzerland suggested that climate change policies can lead to reduction of air pollution.
Clare Walsh, Australia, suggested language on the illegal trade and shipment of ozone-deleting substances.

Working Group 2 discussed climate change and inter-linkages and cross-cutting issues
This session was facilitated by Vice-Chair Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (Brazil). The Group negotiated text, and completed its second reading in the early afternoon.

Alfredo A. Labbé, Chile
Jamil Ahmad, Pakistan, for the
Danfridur Skarphedinsdottir, Iceland.
Vice-Chair Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (Brazil)
Norwegian delegates.
Elfi A. More, European Union
Darren C. Goetze, Canada
Shira B. Yoffe, United States

Zena Armstrong, Australia
Mariana Bellot Rojas, Mexico

Working group 2: Delegates consult while waiting to reconvene for the afternoon session

Germany for the EU
New Zealand

ENB Snapshots

ENB team members Lavanya Rajamani and Twig Johnson.
IISD-RS Director Langston James “Kimo” Goree consults with ENB team members Richard Sherman, Diego Noguera and Harry Jonas.

Portuguese Delegate
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