An informal group, chaired by Antonio Mello (Brazil), met during the morning and afternoon to discuss the structure of the document. Three proposals containing new elements for the section on Strategies for Implementation were distributed. The Co- Chairs redraft contained two parts, Comprehensive Policy Approaches and Means of Implementation and Areas of Focus, Convention Processes and Follow-up to Global Conferences. The G-77/Chinas draft also contained two parts, Comprehensive Approach to Environment and Development, which was divided into Integration of Economic, Social and Environmental Objectives and Conservation and Management of Resources for Development, and Means of Implementation. The Norwegian draft (supported by Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland) contained three parts, Policy Approaches, Means of Implementation and Areas Requiring Specific Action.
Delegates generally agreed to call the section Implementation in Areas Requiring Urgent Action and to include three parts in the section: integration of economic, social and environmental objectives; sectoral areas; and means for implementation. They could not agree on the title for the subsection on sectoral areas, however, and decided to transmit to the Co-Chairs their agreement that the section contain three parts.