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Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), and Eleventh Special Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF)

22-26 February 2010 | Bali, Indonesia


Summary of Highlights

GC/GMEF Leadership Huddle

UNEP Governing Council President Oliver Dulić, Executive Director Achim Steiner, Governing Council Secretary Jamil Ahmad, Rapporteur Amb. Budi Bowoleksono (Indonesia) and others huddle before Friday's closing plenary.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
22 Feb. - 23 Feb. - 24 Feb. - 25 Feb. - 26 Feb.
Highlights for Friday, 26 February 2010
On Friday, delegates met in the Committee of the Whole (COW) in the morning, to consider outstanding draft decisions and in plenary, which adopted five decisions on IPBES, strengthening environmental response in Haiti, oceans, financing options for chemicals and wastes and environmental law. In the afternoon, delegates convened in closing plenary, where the President's Summary on the outcome of the ministerial consultations was introduced. Delegates adopted the report of the COW as well as three decisions on IEG, enhanced coordination across the UN, including EMG and follow-up report on the environmental situation in the Gaza strip. Delegates thanked the Government of Indonesia for their hospitality and expressed satisfaction with the successful conclusion of the meeting. GC/GMEF President Dulić gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:29 pm.
Plenary dais

The dais during closing plenary.

John Matuszak
COW Chair John Matuszak (United States) reported on the outcomes of the COW.
Achim Steiner
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP.
GC President Dulić
GC President Dulić gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:29pm.
COW Dais

The dais during the Committee of the Whole.

Highlights for Thursday, 25 February 2010

On Thursday morning, delegates convened in five parallel Ministerial Round Tables on the topic of the Green Economy. In the afternoon delegates convened in a high level Ministerial discussion on ecosystems and biodiversity. The Committee of the Whole convened throughout the day and approved draft decisions on environmental law and chemical financing. Drafting groups on International Environmental Governance and the Nusa Dua Declaration convened throughout the day.

Full web coverage available here: 25 February

Panelists and dais

Panelists and dais during the afternoon ministerial roundtable.

Hilary Benn
Discussion panel moderator Hilary Benn, United Kingdom.
Buri Hamza
Buri Hamza, Somalia.
Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai, Green Belt Movement.
COW dais

Dais during the COW

IEG drafting group
Drafting group on International Environmental Governance.
Declaration drafting group
Nusa Dua declaration drafting group.
Highlights for Wednesday, 24 February 2010

On Wednesday morning, the ExCOPs convened in a final plenary in which the COPs of all three Conventions simultaneously adopted an omnibus decision. The closure of the ExCOPs was followed by the opening ceremony for GCSS-11/GMEF, featuring President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia. In the remainder of the morning and in the afternoon, delegates met in ministerial consultations and the Committee of the Whole. Drafting groups also met during the afternoon.

Full web coverage available here: 24 February

Triple Gavel

COP Presidents of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions gavel a decision simultaneously.

Achim Steiner
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP.
President Yudhoyono
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia.
Marty Natalegawa
Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia.
Udayana University Singers

Singers from Udayana University, Bali, performed during the opening ceremony.

Erik Solheim
Erik Solheim, Norway.
Jesca Eriyo
Jesca Eriyo, Uganda.
Faumuina Liuga
Faumuina Liuga, Samoa.
Ministerial Lunch

Ministers attended a working lunch on chemicals, hosted by Switzerland and Indonesia.

Highlights for Tuesday, 23 February 2010

On Tuesday, delegates to the ExCOPs convened in an open-ended joint working group (OEWG), which met in the morning and afternoon. Contact groups on a review mechanism and decision-making convened in the morning and afternoon, and a contact group on joint managerial functions convened in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Full web coverage available here: 23 February

Osvaldo Álvarez-Pérez
OEWG Co-Chair Osvaldo Álvarez-Pérez (Chile).
Desire Ouegraogo
OEWG Co-Chair Desire Ouegraogo (Burkina Faso).
Kerstin Stendahl
OEWG Co-Chair Kerstin Stendahl (Finland).
Participants conferring
Participants conferred in a café near one of the contact groups.
Musicians
Local musicians performed at the gala dinner for the UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize.
Highlights for Monday, 22 February 2010

The Simultaneous Extraordinary Meeting of the Conferences of the Parties (ExCOPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions convened Monday 22 February 2010. In the morning, delegates convened in plenary for the opening of the simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the ExCOPs, at which the respective COP Presidents of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) participated in a signing of the commemorative postal first day cover. The opening was followed by an open-ended joint working group (OEWG) which met in the morning and afternoon. Three contact groups on joint activities, review of coordination and cooperation and joint managerial functions convened in the afternoon and evening.

Full web coverage available here: 22 February

ExCOPs opening dais

The dais during the opening plenary of the ExCOPs.

Gusti Muhammad Hatta
Gusti Muhammad Hatta (Indonesia), COP President of the Basel Convention.
Noluzuko Gwayi
Noluzuko Gwayi (South Africa), COP President of the Rotterdam Convention.
Gholamhossein Dehghani
Gholamhossein Dehghani (Iran), COP President of the Stockholm Convention.
Achim Steiner
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director.
Vote Komodo
Indonesia's Komodo Dragons appealed to voters weary of human candidates.
BICC Atrium
The convention center atrium.
Highlights for the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum

GMGSF-11 (formerly known as the Global Civil Society Forum) convened Sunday 21 February and Monday 22 February, prior to the Eleventh Special Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF) (Bali, 24-26 February). The first day of the GMGSF included the traditional dialogue with Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP. It also addressed issues relating to the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs) (22-24 February, Bali). Under the theme "Environment in the multilateral system," GMGSF-11 also considered International Environmental Governance and sustainable development, the "Green Economy," and biodiversity and ecosystems. The Forum also discussed the Rio+20 Summit planned for 2012.

Full web coverage available here: GMGSF-11

GMGSF ExCOPs dais

The dais during discussion of the ExCOPs.

Achim Steiner
Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, openly shared his views during the dialogue.
Dialogue participants
Participants during the dialogue with Achim Steiner.
Angela Cropper
Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP, said this week's meetings are an opportunity to prove the multilateral and UN systems are relevant, seminal and effective after Copenhagen.
Henri Bastaman
Henri Bastaman, Deputy Minister for Environmental Communication and Community Empowerment, Indonesia, called attention the issues of oceans and benefits for indigenous peoples.
Mariann Lloyd-Smith
Mariann Lloyd-Smith, International POPs Elimination Network, stressed that fundamental change is needed in the way societies manage chemicals.
GMGSF Rio+20 dais

The dais during discussion of Rio+20.

Related Links

UNEP resources
* GCSS-11/GMEF webpage
* GCSS-11/GMEF provisional agenda
* GCSS-11/GMEF working documents
* Overview of GC/GMEF
* Twenty-fifth Session of the UNEP GC/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-25/GMEF)
* GCSS-10/GMEF
* GC-24/GMEF
* GCSS-9/GMEF
* GC-23/GMEF
* GCSS-8/GMEF
* ExCOPs webpage
* ExCOPs documents
* ExCOPs background documents
* ExCOPs rules of procedure
* ExCOPs synergies decisions
* ExCOPs advisory committee
* GMGSF-11, ExCOPs and GCSS-11/GMEF provisional timetable
IISD RS resources
* IISD RS coverage of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, 7-19 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
* IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-25/GMEF, 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
* IISD RS coverage of the Tenth Session of the Global Civil Society Forum, 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
* IISD RS coverage of GCSS-10/GMEF, 20-22 February 2008, Principality of Monaco
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-24/GMEF, 5-9 February 2007, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of GCSS-9/GMEF, 4-9 February 2006, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-23/GMEF, 21-25 February 2005, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of GCSS-8/GMEF, 29-31 March 2004, Jeju, Republic of Korea
* IISD RS archive of intergovernmental organizations meetings
* IISD RS archive of trade, finance, and investment meetings
* IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
* 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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