26 janvier 2013

Sustainable development after Rio+20 is 'in limbo'

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Piotrowski. The weak wording of the Rio+20 summit agreement and delays in setting up the UN working groups on sustainable development have left progress on some of the post-Rio+20 agenda in limbo, according to a science officer at the International Council for Science (ICSU), which represented the scientific community at the summit. The scientific community is unsure how to proceed towards setting up the new sustainable development goals agreed at the summit and expected to be finalised in 2015, and is uncertain on what its role within such work might be, Peter Bates told http://SciDev.Net.
Also, not all developments at the Rio+20 summit – which took place last June – were positive, according to a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) perspectives report, 'Rio+20: A new beginning, released on 24 December. Read More...

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