23 Jun '12, 6pm

‏@DeutzTNC The Nature Conservancy's Closing Statement about the Rio+20 Summit #rioplus20 #rio20

The following is the closing statement of Andrew Deutz , Director of International Government Relations at The Nature Conservancy about the Rio+20 summit . “After nearly 40 years of developing international environmental treaties, declarations and action plans, the Rio summit rightly did not focus on new international treaties but on recommitment and on implementation. There are pressing global conservation issues and we pretty much know what needs to be done. " “The task now is to roll up our sleeves and start crossing things off the Global To Do List.” “There have been some gains at the Rio+20 summit. A bright spot has been the focus on the value of nature - the conference has highlighted the case for communities, companies and countries to value and invest in natural capital. We’ve seen this play out in multiple ways—we are seeing major companies, leading countries and ...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/the-natu...

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