(submitted by the Philippine and Canadian Delegations)
The 8th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum.
Deeply aware that the survival of all forms of human life on earth depends critically on the successful implementation of sustainable environment protection programs;
Alarmed that the rapid pace of industrialization continue to pose grave threat to the environment leading to denudation of forests responsible for excessive flooding, massive pollution, and the fast deterioration of flora and fauna and many other adverse effects;
Cognizant of the efforts of environmentalists and non-governmental organizations to maintain ecological equilibrium by preserving remaining natural resources and at the same time, replenishing what had been lost;
Strongly appreciates the intensified efforts of some individual APPF member-countries, as a matter of state policy, to save and protect their natural resources and environment;
Desiring to spread and maximize the effects of these environment protection programs within the Asia-Pacific region,
Resolves, as it hereby resolves, to create within the APPF an internal mechanism to share information on environment protection programs among APPF member-countries which would likewise serve as a conduit for technology transfer and information exchange for maximum benefit.