HC Deb 05 June 1992 vol 208 c667W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what evaluation he has made of the United Nations estimated figure of £125 billion per year needed to implement the agenda 21 proposals following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

Mr. Maclean

The costs of implementing agenda 21 are indicative estimates prepared by the UNCED secretariat. These have not been considered by Governments. Additional financial help from developed countries will be needed, but the costs will depend on individual countries' circumstances and how they decide to implement the activities presented in agenda 21. The Government have argued that the resources from agenda 21 must come from resetting national spending priorities and from mainstream aid.