NORTHERN MEDITERRANEAN PREPARATIONS:
At the conclusion of
INCD-4, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy informally circulated a
draft Regional Implementation Annex for the Northern Mediterranean.
It is not clear whether this annex will be negotiated and adopted
in June, or whether the Committee will decide to focus on the other
three annexes and defer this one, which involves developed
countries, to the Conference of the Parties. Look for these four
countries to hold further consultations on their regional annex
during the intersessional period.