Saturday, June 16, 2012

Negotiation Phase Closes Without Agreement

With just three days to go before Heads of State arrive for the start of the formal Rio+20 Conference, scheduled negotiations have ended without agreement.

The process to determine agreed text for adoption by the conference has now been handed over to the Government of Brazil, which will conduct ‘pre-conference consultations’ and which has announced four working groups to achieve this including one for the Ocean.

The working groups begin at 1800 hours this evening. 

Photo courtesy of Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development