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    Establishing an Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) to consider approaches for appropriately integrating climate change into the work of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)

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    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-XXXIV/31
    Author(s):
    Delegations of Australia and Norway
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    Abstract

    Whilst Resolution 30/XXVIII on Climate Change recognises global climate change as one of the greatest challenges facing the Southern Ocean, the Commission has yet to consider the issue of climate change impacts on Antarctic marine living resources and any possible responses in any substantial way.  Australia proposes the establishment of an Intersessional Correspondence Group to initiate and sustain a process for appropriately integrating climate change into the work of the Commission.  Australia also proposes that the Commission adopt Terms of Reference for the Intersessional Correspondence Group, a draft of which is provided at Attachment A.