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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

DRAFTING GROUP A: This group, which meets in Conference Room 1 at 10:00 am, is expected to review the G-77/China texts on combating poverty and demographic dynamics and sustainability. The group will also try to complete its first reading of the draft decisions on changing consumption patterns and trade, environment and sustainable development. It is possible that an informal-informal meeting will convene in the afternoon to discuss the revised draft on financial resources and mechanisms.

DRAFTING GROUP B: This group will meet in Conference Room 2 at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. The Chair hopes to finish the first reading of all the remaining draft decisions.

DRAFTING GROUP C: This group will meet in Conference Room 1 at 3:00 pm. The Chair hopes to start with sustainable mountain development, followed by biodiversity and biotechnology. If there is time and the document is distributed, the group may consider the draft decision on forests.

COMPREHENSIVE FRESHWATER ASSESSMENT: The Stockholm Environment Institute will host a briefing on its work on the Comprehensive Freshwater Assessment today at 1:15 in Conference Room 9.