Acknowledging the broad scope of ideas on the issues, some observers have begun to speculate on the future of IPF. Some delegates advocate extending the IPF process beyond the fourth and final session in February. Others express concern that such a move may amount to a stall tactic. Although no formal proposals have yet been tabled, some delegations have hinted at their intention to do so. Observers wonder which issues would remain with the IPFs purview if the process were extended.