The Co-Chairs introduced the Proposed Outcome of the Special Session, an eighteen page, seventy-six paragraph text. Co-Chair Amorim said the text corresponds with delegates comments during the first week as well as with the mandate of the Group, but it is not yet a negotiating text. The draft consists of four parts: statement of commitment; assessment of progress reached after Rio; strategies for implementation; and international institutional arrangements.
Co-Chair Osborn said the text contains some young plants that will need nurturing if they are to grow. He appealed to all to tread softly or you tread on our dreams, and called on delegates to avoid stirring the sludge by repeating their positions. The Co-Chairs were uncertain what the outcome of the meeting would be, but hoped that fruitful ideas would arise in the ensuing days.