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UNCCD COP-2
THE SECOND MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UN CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION
Dakar, Senegal
30 Nov - 11 Dec 1998

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Micheal Zammit Cutujar, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, called for an integrated scientific vision and said he relied on strengthened UNEP capacities to achieve this. He also said he hoped to relaunch the integration of national reports within the three Rio conventions.
Seydou Oumarou, Executive Secretary of the National Council for Environment and Sustainable Development of Niger said that the concerns of his country's grass-roots actors include their lack of alternative sources of energy to firewood.
Rafe Pomerance, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, International Environment and Scientific Affairs of the USA said the COP, CST and GM should work together and focus on identifying and channeling resources to those most in need as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.


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