4. Relationship with other conventions:
A number of
governments and organizations, including Australia, Switzerland,
Brazil, Botswana, Spain, Portugal and the WMO, mentioned the
importance of ensuring complementarity and coordination between
this convention and others, especially the Climate Change and the
Biodiversity Conventions. Norway, Germany and the UK mentioned
specifically that the INCD should not duplicate work of other
conventions and UN bodies. Finland stated that the INCD should
borrow from existing conventions, but only to a limited extent.
Malaysia added that caution should be taken when discussing
linkages with other conventions and Saudi Arabia said that the
Convention should be independent.