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A Vision for A Different Kind of Earth Summit: Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, D...

A Vision for A Different Kind of Earth Summit: Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, D...

It now looks like we really are going to have another “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro next June. The Brazilian Government has proposed pushing back the start of the “Rio+20”gathering two weeks to encourage the participation of as many presidents and prime ministers as possible. With this scheduling problem apparently resolved, the international community now has to begin in earnest to figure out what the leaders are actually going to do when they get to Rio on June 2Oth. Already more than 600 governments, international agencies, and civil society groups have submitted their views to the UN as to the desired outcomes of the meeting. In mid-December, the negotiations will start at the UN in New York to hammer out over the next six months what the leaders will be asked to discuss and agree to at the conference. At the first Earth Summit two decades ago in 1992, more than 100...

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