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Iceland

, on behalf of the Nordic countries, reminded delegates that the success of the CSD will not only depend upon the CSD itself but the active work of each and every country in implementing the results of UNCED. Innovative financing should become a central strategic theme of the upcoming CSD working group meeting on finance. Other issues of importance are the growing emphasis on the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies, improving the link between technology transfer and capacity building, and increased South-South cooperation for improving the adaptation of imported technologies and enhancing the use and development of indigenous, local and traditional knowledge. Addressing the interface of trade, environment and development is yet another issue of international significance.