Minister for Environment and Forests Kamal Nath said
that Rio was a good start, but some vital issues must still be
addressed. UNCED initiated a process of interaction among states
best characterized by interdependence, but we lack the courage to
act. The key to success is the resolution of cross-sectoral issues.
He proposed that UNEP establish an intergovernmental working group
on drinking water. The role of the CSD should be to integrate
finance, trade, technology, environment and development, as well to
examine ways UN agencies can get "maximum mileage" out of existing
financial resources and improved coordination.