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CSD 19 will focus on negotiating policy recommendations on transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, and the 10YFP on sustainable consumption and production.

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]

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