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INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS

Informal consultations took place on a number of issues. On institutional arrangements, outstanding issues considered included: the role of the CSD within ECOSOC; IDA and GEF replenishment; reviews by and among countries within regions; and modalities to ensure greater participation of major groups’ institutions and networks. The group considering the programme of work and draft decision on streamlining national reports was to meet after 10:00 pm. Informal group discussions on an EU freshwater proposal met mid-day and were expected to continue during the night. Delegates also held informal consultations on energy and toxic chemicals and hazardous waste issues.