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DENMARK:

Minister for Environment Svend Auken stressed that the CSD should be a political forum to give urgency to decisions on the environment, where progress is depressingly slow. He said that we need to tell each other the truth -- things are getting worse. He said that Denmark is expanding its ODA to 1.5% of GNP and that if all countries were to do so we would make some headway but would still be short by billions of dollars. The enhancement of social security should be a priority since people in danger can't contribute to sustainability. Truth is not a danger to our work but hypocrisy is our enemy and we should tell the world how serious this is.