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on agrochemicals, thereby encouraging environmen- tally sustainable agricultural practices To expand the applications of biotechnology in forestry, both for increasing yields and more efficient utilization of forest products and for improving afforestation and reforestation techniques. Efforts should be concen- trated on species and products that are grown in and are of value particularly for developing countries To increase the efficiency of nitrogen fixation and min- eral absorption by the symbiosis of higher plants with micro-organisms E. Establishing enabling mechanisms for the develop- ment and the environmentally sound application of biotechnology …Encouraging the exchange of scientists among all countries and discouraging the “brain drain” …Recognizing and fostering the traditional methods and knowledge of indigenous peoples and their communi- ties and ensuring the opportunity for their participation in the economic and commercial benefits arising from developments in biotechnology 17. Protection of the oceans, all kinds of seas, including enclosed and semi - enclosed seas, and coastal areas and the protection, rational use and development of their living resources 4 A. Integrated management and sustainable develop- ment of coastal and marine areas, including exclusive economic zones Promote the development and application of methods, such as national resource and environmental account- ing, that reflect changes in value resulting from uses of coastal and marine areas, including pollution, marine erosion, loss of resources and habitat destruction B. Marine environmental protection Develop economic incentives, where appropriate, to apply clean technologies and other means consistent with the internalization of environmental costs, such as the polluter pays principle, so as to avoid degradation of the marine environment C. Sustainable use and conservation of marine living resources of the high seas Ensure effective monitoring and enforcement with respect to fishing activities; 18. Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources 6
REVISED PROOF Journal : Large 11625 Article No : 655 Pages : 32 MS Code : SUST-D-18-00165 Dispatch : 1-2-2019 Sustainability Science 1 3 Agenda 21: Summarized content specifics GAPS by Frequen- cies B. Water resources assessment To make available to all countries water resources assessment technology that is appropriate to their needs, irrespective of their level of development, including methods for the impact assessment of cli- mate change on freshwaters To have sufficient numbers of appropriately qualified and capable staff recruited and retained by water resources assessment agencies and provided with the training and retraining they will need to carry out their responsibilities successfully By the year 2000, to have studied in detail the feasibility of installing water resources assessment services As a long-term target, to have fully operational services

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