CSD 19 Opens in New York
2 May 2011: The 19th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19) opened in New York, US, on 2 May 2011, and will run through 13 May 2011. This session will negotiate policy decisions related to the thematic cluster of transport, chemicals, hazardous waste, mining and the 10-year framework of programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production (SCP).
In addition to the policy negotiations, delegates also will convene in a multi-stakeholder dialogue and high-level segment, including a ministerial roundtable. The Earth Negotiations Bulletin notes that recommendations from CSD 19 could flow into the preparatory process for the UNCSD. [IISD RS Earth Negotiations Bulletin Meeting Coverage]