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IN THE CORRIDORS

AOSIS finally completed drafting its "Basic Elements for an Action Programme for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States." This paper was swiftly adopted by G-77, despite fears to the contrary from some AOSIS members. It is now in the hands of the Chair, who will decide how it should be used after it is introduced on Thursday. The paper includes chapters on climate change and sea level rise, natural environmental disasters, management of wastes, coastal and marine resources, freshwater resources, land resources, energy resources, tourism resources, biodiversity resources, national institutions and administrative capacity, regional institutions and technical cooperation, transport and communication, science and technology, human resource development and implementation, monitoring and review.