Commission on Sustainable Development 15th session, 11 May 2007

Sectors : Environmental degradation and natural resource management, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Regional trade
Organisation : UN
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“Subregional, regional and global international cooperation
24. Take actions to:
(a) Encourage continued international efforts to support developing countries in building capacities for environmental impact assessments, including, as appropriate, strategic environmental assessments of national and regional plans and programmes and, in this regard, to provide support, as mutually agreed, to developing countries at the local, national and, where they exist, regional levels;
(b) Pursue progress in the field of sustainable consumption and production patterns through full commitment to the Marrakesh process and its task forces;
(c) Improve market access for products of importance to developing countries by reducing or, as appropriate, eliminating tariffs, including the reduction or elimination of tariff peaks and tariff escalation, as well as non-tariff barriers, to enable developing countries to make full use of their comparative advantages, and work towards a successful completion of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations;
(d) Support trade-related capacity-building in developing countries, including for customs procedures simplification, trade promotion and quality control;
(e) Enhance capacity in developing countries for developing, implementing and enforcing regulations, codes and standards;
(f) Support technology transfer on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed, especially of environmentally sound technologies, and mobilize financial resources for sustainable industrial development in developing countries;
(g) Strengthen North-South, South-South and triangular technology cooperation, including joint research and development between developed and developing countries;
(h) Strengthen international support, including support of relevant United Nations organizations for promotion and dissemination activities relating to trade and investment opportunities in developing countries, including small island developing States.”