The Conference of the Parties
1. appreciates the concrete contribution of FAO/SARD-M and FAO SEUR to the Carpathian Convention implementation process;
2. takes note of information submitted in the Annexes to the Secretariat note on sustainable agriculture, rural development and forestry – Article 7 of the Carpathian Convention UNEP/CC/COP1/8 and in UNEP/CC/COP1/INF.3;
3. decides to support the establishment of a Working Group on sustainable agriculture, rural development and forestry under the Carpathian Convention Implementation Committee;
4. requests the interim Secretariat to convene its first meeting in order to define the terms of reference for the Working Group and initiate its concrete work.