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Eighteenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18)

3-14 May 2010 | UN Headquarters, New York, US

UNDESA
Highlights from Friday, 7 May

On Friday, delegates to CSD 18 completed their review of sustainable consumption and production during a morning session, and discussed interlinkages and cross-cutting issues and means of implementation during the afternoon. The first draft of the Chair’s Summary will be distributed on Monday morning, 10 May. Photo: A view of the dais during the thematic discussion on interlinkages and cross-cutting issues and means of implementation.

Thematic Discussions: Sustainable Consumption and Production
   
   

A view of the dais during the morning session on sustainable consumption and production

 
Anna Jones-Crabtree, United States
Luis Hector Barojas Weber, Mexico, intervenes during the session
Greg Norris, Harvard University
     
Andrew McNee, Australia, intervenes during the morning session on sustainable consumption and production
Presentation of Anna Jones-Crabtree, US
Thematic Discussions: Interlinkages and cross-cutting issues and means of implementation
Participant responding to the Youth and Children's statement
Youth and Children make an emotional plea during the discussions
Stephan Contius, Germany, speaking with members of his delegation
Delegate from Mauritius makes an intervention
US and UK delegates during discussions
Guatemala intervenes during the discussion on interlinkages
Marina Fischer Kowalski, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Wolfgang Sachs, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Caribbean countries informally consult in advance of Monday's SIDS day
A view of the room during the discussions
Miscellaneous Photos
   
   

Claude Heller, Mexico (left) and Karsten Sach, Germany (center) briefed delegates on the Petersburg Climate Dialogue

   
   

Press briefing on the World Peoples' Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in April 2010
(left to right): Nnimmo Bassey, Friends of the Earth (Nigeria), Meena Raman,
Third World Network (Malaysia), Bolivian President Evo Morales,
Maude Barlow
, Blue Planet/Council of Canadians National Chairperson, and Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network (US). The
declaration from the conference calls for $300 billion a year to address climate change, emissions cuts of 50 percent by 2020 in developed nations
and an international climate court for enforcement.

President Evo Morales holds up the conference outcomes
Bolivian President Evo Morales meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present him with the outcomes from the World Peoples' Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
 
Related Links

UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) resources
UN DSD CSD-18 web site
CSD-18 organization of work
CSD-18 Documents
DSD SIDS website

The Marrakech Process web site (for the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns)

IISD RS resources

IISD RS coverage of CSD-17, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting, 23-27 February 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of the North American Workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), 6-7 November 2008, Washington, DC, US
IISD RS coverage of CSD-16, 5-16 May 2008, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-15, 30 April - 11 May 2007, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CSD-15, 30 April - 11 May 2007, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
Linkages sustainable development news page
Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
African Regional Coverage

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