Jean Roger Ahoyo, Ministre de l'Environnement, de
l'Habitat et de l'Urbanisme, said that after hundreds of statements
and documents, it is time to focus on action. He noted the
importance of financial resources and mechanisms, the target of
0.7% of GNP for ODA, and debt relief. The convention to combat
desertification will help eliminate the nightmare of land
degradation and poverty.