Minister for the Environment Valdo Spini mentioned
that developing countries must not repeat the industrialized
world's pattern of environmental depletion. The CSD must see a
rebellion of environment ministers against political inaction.
Cooperation with Eastern Europe is essential, and he agreed with
Germany that country- hosted thematic meetings will help facilitate
the CSD's work. He called on the General Assembly to establish a
working group to draft an international instrument for the
development and conservation of world forests.