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CHAPTER 35: SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The chapter on "Science for Sustainable Development" focuses on the role and the use of the sciences in supporting the prudent management of the environment and development. As this was one of the least contentious chapters of Agenda 21 and was easily completed at PrepCom IV, no further discussion was necessary in Rio. The four programme areas in this chapter are: Strengthening the scientific basis for sustainable management; Enhancing scientific understanding; Improving long-term scientific assessment; and Building up scientific capacity and capability.