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GERMANY:

Federal Minister for Environment, Nature, Conservation and Nuclear Safety Klaus T”pfer said that for the CSD to be effective and to attract ministers, it must have a political profile and accomplish more than just the redrafting of Agenda 21. He recommended that member States sponsor intersessional meetings to address the clusters to be discussed by the CSD, in conjunction with the relevant cross-sectoral issues. He said that if environment and development policies are not linked with economic policy, nothing will change.