ARTICLE 18 -- TRANSFER, ACQUISITION, ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY:
Difficulties were expected in the negotiation of
this previously bracket-ridden article. In the end, it proved to be
one of the easiest. An informal group was established, and based
its decisions on the related chapter on technology transfer in
Agenda 21. The remaining bracketed paragraph, which makes reference
to cooperation within regional annexes, will be resolved after
completion of the discussions on those instruments.