Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Bunkers texts

I should have added previously that at the start of play here the negotiating text contained seven separate proposals (plus some extra bits) for text on bunker emissions - see pages 101-102. Option 1 is a Norway proposal, now supported by Japan, Canada and the US. Option 4 is the EU proposal with some support from developing states. Option 5 is from Australia. Option 6 was from China but looks like it might have been withdrawn. Para 26 is a Nigerian proposal with its roots in the IMERS initiative. Option 7 (delete everything) is from Kuwait! At the moment it is not clear what will happen next with these texts and we are not even sure if there will be a drafting group set up to develop them further.

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