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Topic Index of the UNFCCC COP-5 High Level Segment:
Development and transfer of technology
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The lack of necessary technologies, appropriate institutions and financial resources were highlighted as constraints to the implementation of the Convention in developing countries. Several developing Parties said the transfer of envi�ronmentally-sound technologies (ESTs) was the only way to guar�antee that developing countries will not develop unsustainably. A number of Parties ruled out nuclear power technology as an option, stating that this raised issues of end-waste disposal and was not sustainable.

Parties that addressed the issue of development and transfer of technology were:

African Group

Austria

Denmark

France

Ghana

Greece

India

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Laos

Malaysia

Nauru

Nepal

Paraguay

Portugal

Republic of Korea

Rwanda

South Africa

Tonga

UK

Venezuela

Zimbabwe

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