Third Session of UNEP’s Intergovernmental Strategic Plan for Technology Support and  Capacity Building

2-4 December 2004, Bali, Indonesia 


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Highlights for Friday, 3 December 2004


Delegates to IGSP-3 met in morning, afternoon and evening sessions of the Working Groups to continue consideration of the compilation text. In the afternoon, delegates convened for a brief plenary session in order to review the state of negotiations. Above photo: Delegates from the European Union in consultation with Co-Facilitator Idunn Eidheim (Norway).
 

PLENARY:


Facilitator Eidheim said Working Group I was making headway and noted that new text had been circulated on the introduction to the Plan.

Chair Ntagazwa opened the plenary, noting that the session was an opportunity to take stock of progress achieved in the negotiations.



Facilitator Asadi said Working Group II still has to address the important issue of financing and noted that a large portion of the text on institutions had been agreed upon.


Stressing the importance of South-South capacity building and technology support, Klaus Topfer, UNEP Executive Director, reported on the signing of a letter of intent of with Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Non Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation.


The EU expressed concerns about duplication and overlaps between the two Working Groups and requested the Secretariat to provide a clean text of the entire Plan for consideration by regional groups. Above photo: Marjanne de Kwaasteniet (The Netherlands on behalf of the EU)


The G-77/CHINA said the provision of the additional financing is the logical consequence of the IGSP process. Above photo L-R: Syed Zahid Hussain and  Jamil Ahmad (Pakistan) speaking on behalf of the G77/China during the first day of plenary. 


WORKING GROUPS: PREPARATION OF THE DRAFT INTERGOVERNMENTAL STRATEGIC PLAN

WORKING GROUP I:  


The G-77/CHINA and others argued that cooperation between UNEP, UNDP, GEF and MEAs is essential in developing practical arrangements to transform countries needs into strategic priorities and potential responses. Above photo: Mame Baba Cisse (Senegal speaking on behalf of the G77/China.


On the section on strategic considerations, many proposals for deletion were made to avoid duplication of concepts in the sections on objectives and implementation. Above photo: Facilitator Eidheim (center) giving delegates extra time for consultations. 


WORKING GROUP II:



Above photos L-R: In the morning, Facilitator Asadi (center) with Werner Obermayer and Adnan Amin (UNEP) introduced a new version of the section on institutional mechanism/coordination of the compilation text, which included his compromise formulations.


CANADA supported the EU on the efficient use of existing resources and the need for a wider application of the voluntary indicative scale of contributions to the Environment Fund. Above photo: Nicole Ladoucer (Canada) making an intervention with Gary Pringle (Canada) at the foreground.

 


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 Report of the UNEP Executive Director: Elements for an intergovernmental strategic plan on technology support and capacity building
 Input from UNEP's Committee of Permanent Representatives.
 Input from the UNEP Civil Society Consultation.
 UNEP Expert Consultations.
 Report of the 7th meeting of the Environmental Management Group (EMG) was held on 20 April 2004 in New York.

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 Earth Negotiations Bulletins coverage of the eighth Special Session of UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum held from 29-31 March 2004, in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

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