"We further stress the importance of cooperative action "We further stress the importance of cooperative action on technology innovation, research and development. We agree to explore modalities in the relevant forums for enhanced access to environmentally sound technologies by developing countries," the declaration said. On the issue of Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, the document said it should be consistent with international law. It should also respect each country\'s national sovereignty over their natural resources taking into account its national circumstances, objectives, responsibilities, priorities and policy space with regard to the three dimensions of sustainable development. The Green Economy policies should also strengthen international cooperation, including the provision of financial resources, capacity-building and technology transfer to developing countries. "It should effectively avoid unwarranted conditionalities on official development assistance and finance. Not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction on international trade, avoid unilateral actions to deal with environmental challenges outside the jurisdiction of the importing country, and ensure that environmental measures addressing trans-boundary or global environmental problems, as far as possible, are based on an international consensus." The Green Economy policies should also contribute to closing technology gaps between developed and developing countries and reduce the technological dependence of developing countries using all appropriate measures. PTI GSN
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