ENB Vol. 27 No. 18 – First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Issue #2

kristy Green Prosperity, Sustainability News

UNCSD INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS:
Friday, 23 MARCH 2012′

Delegates completed their first reading of Section V
(Framework for Action and Follow-up) of the zero draft. Many
consultations and side events also took place throughout the day.
consultations on the zero draft

V. FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION AND FOLLOW-UP:
A. Priority/key/thematic/cross-sectoral issues and areas:
Chemicals and Wastes: The G-77/CHINA proposed text on
lack of capacity in chemicals management and disposal among
developing countries, particularly in Africa. SWITZERLAND
supported a reference to human health. MOLDOVA amended
its earlier proposal cautioning against establishment of the
chemicals industries in developing countries, to instead
“discouraging” investments in “outdated technologies.”
NORWAY proposed a separate paragraph on electronic waste,
and supported EU text on resource efficiency.

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