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The 11th Special Session of the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-XI/GMEF)
Day 1:   24 February
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On Wednesday, 24 February 2010, the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (ExCOPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions concluded, and the Eleventh Special Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF) convened at the Bali International Conference Centre in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 





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Day 2:   25 February
© Earth Negotiations Bulletin Thursday 25 February in Bali saw ministerial consultations on the theme of emerging policy issues - the place of environment in the multilateral system, and a meeting of the Committee of the Whole on the same theme. A ministerial round table discussion on the Green Economy also took place, and the day closed with a plenary session on biodiversity and ecosystems.
Day 3:   26 February
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On Friday, 26 February, delegates met in the Committee of the Whole (COW) in the morning, to consider outstanding draft decisions and in plenary, which adopted five decisions on IPBES, strengthening environmental response in Haiti, oceans, financing options for chemicals and wastes and environmental law. In the afternoon, delegates convened in closing plenary, where the President's Summary on the outcome of the ministerial consultations was introduced. Delegates adopted the report of the COW as well as three decisions on IEG, enhanced coordination across the UN, including EMG and follow-up report on the environmental situation in the Gaza strip. Delegates thanked the Government of Indonesia for their hospitality and expressed satisfaction with the successful conclusion of the meeting. GC/GMEF President Dulić gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:29 pm.

 





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