Principle 8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.
a). Support international scientific and technical cooperation on sustainability, with special attention to the needs of developing nations.
b). Recognize and preserve the traditional knowledge and spiritual wisdom in all cultures that contribute to environmental protection and human well-being.
c). Ensure that information of vital importance to human health and environmental protection, including genetic information, remains available in the public domain.