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TUNISIA:

Ministre de l'Environnement et de l'Am‚nagement du Territoire Mohamed Mehdi Mlika called on donor countries to honor their commitments. Tunisia is setting up a national CSD to introduce new concepts in planning structures in partnership with social groups, NGOs and local communities. He noted two aspects that are vital for sustainable development: the recycling of public debt for environmental projects and accessible technology transfer. He noted Tunisia's efforts to set up a regional "technology bridge" by hosting a regional "ecotechnology centre." He agreed with US Vice President Gore who called for concrete action on national responsibilities and said in this new world we are advocating we no longer need empty discourses.