The Plenary met several times to hear statements and receive progress reports on the work of the Committee of the Whole. The second meeting of the Plenary took place on Thursday, 30 March 1995. Delegates heard statements from: UNDP Administrator James Gustave Speth, representatives from the governments of South Africa and Ukraine, and representatives from UNIDO, UNESCO, the International Oceanographic Commission, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Economic Commission for Europe, the International Energy Agency, the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, the Second Municipal Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, Climate Action Network (Pacific) and the International Chamber of Commerce.
On Monday, 3 April 1995, the Plenary heard statements from Klaus Tpfer, Chair of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, and Mohamed El-Ashry, CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility. Other statements were delivered by representatives of Israel, the World Bank, the East Asia & Pacific Parliamentarians' Conference on Environment and Development, Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment, and Climate is Ripe for a Change (international youth campaign).