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ARTICLE 19 -- CAPACITY BUILDING, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS:

Most of this lengthy article has been agreed upon. The first paragraph lists eleven capacity building activities. Only sub-paragraph 1(f), on the provision of appropriate training and technology in the use of alternative energy sources, particularly renewable energy resources, remains bracketed at the insistence of Saudi Arabia. The second paragraph addresses an interdisciplinary review of available capacity and facilities at the local and national levels. Paragraph 3 lists six types of public awareness and educational programmes. The only brackets remaining in these two paragraphs are around different formulations of categories of countries. Paragraph 4 is the result of a fragile compromise between developed and developing countries. It addresses the establishment and/or strengthening of regional education and training centres.