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Eighteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean
31 January - 3 February 2012 | Quito, Ecuador

Highlights for Wednesday, 1 February 2012
UNEPOn Wednesday morning, the Preparatory Meeting of High-Level Experts opened with a paragraph-by-paragraph reading and editing of the draft Final Report. Draft decisions proposed by delegations were distributed among numerous contact groups on: a regional financial strategy to combat desertification and land degradation; atmospheric pollution; climate change; environmental education; SCP; governance of the Forum; and chemicals, hazardous wastes and other wastes.

After a presentation by the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the current state of sustainable development in the region, and his summary of the results of a September 2011 regional consultation on Rio+20 hosted by ECLAC, discussion was opened on articulating a regional vision for Rio+20. Argentina, on behalf of MERCOSUR, proposed using a November 2011 statement on Rio+20 by the environment ministers of MERCOSUR and Chile as a starting point, while Colombia raised its proposal for developing sustainable development goals (SDGs).

At 5:00 pm, plenary was suspended to allow for a contact group work to begin work on the draft Declaration of Quito. The contact group continued negotiating late into the night.

Quito
A view of Quito (photo courtesy of the Government of Ecuador)
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Carlos de Miguel, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (right), makes a presentation on the current situation of sustainable development in Latin America
René Gonzalo Orellana, Bolivia, consulting with delegates
Delegates consulting before the meeting
 
Venezuela (second from left) intervening during the morning session
Rapporteur Mariano Castro, Peru, consults with members of the Secretariat
Mariano Castro, Peru, being interviewed by the press
 
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Related Links
UN Environment Programme (UNEP) resources
*Forum website and documents
*Preparatory Meeting of High-Level Experts annotated provisional agenda
*Annotated provisional agenda for the Eighteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean
*Final Report of the 17th Meeting of the Forum

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Initial Discussions on the “Zero Draft” of the Outcome Document for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), 25-27 January 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), 15-16 December 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS summary report of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Regional Preparatory Meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), 1-2 December 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) African Regional Preparatory Process, 20-25 October 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Asia Pacific Region, 19-20 October 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Arab Region, 16-17 October 2011, Cairo, Egypt
IISD RS coverage of the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, 21-23 September 2011, Astana, Kazakhstan
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, 7-9 September 2011, Santiago, Chile
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Pacific Countries, 21-22 July 2011, Apia, Samoa (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea Countries, 7-8 July 2011, Mahé, Seychelles (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Subregional Preparatory Meeting for the Caribbean, 20 June 2011, Georgetown, Guyana (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Keeping the Green Economy Blue: A Workshop in Preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), 29 April 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), 7-8 March 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), 10-11 January 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), 17-19 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), 26 August - 4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*LARC-L - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy and practice in Latin America and the Caribbean
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*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
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