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ACTIVITIES OF THE CHAIR:

The Chair, Amb. Penelope Wensley will be busy during the intersessional period, consulting with the major players on both procedural and substantive issues. There are a number of opportunities that present themselves, including future climate change sessions and desertification negotiations. She will also be spending some time improving the profile of the Conference and its issues with media interviews and will continue to speak with UN agencies and others to garner support. Having mentioned the importance of the private sector on a number of occasions, watch for Wensley to encourage to business and industry to become involved in the Conference.