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SWEDEN:

Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources Olof Johansson said that the essence of the CSD is to give political guidance and have open discussion. He called for discussion at the international level of "ecocycles," where a producer is responsible for a product even when it has ceased to serve its original purpose. He supported the negotiations toward a convention to combat desertification and confirmed Sweden's offer to host a forum on risk assessment and management of chemicals in April 1994. Environmental security should be part of our concept of security. An "Agenda for Development" is needed as a second pillar in long-term UN action for world peace. He supported Germany, Italy and Canada in the establishment of an independent commission on forests.