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INDIA:

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.