Uncertainty clogs Rio+20 talks
RIO DE JANEIRO – Negotiations toward a new global agreement to protect the environment, to be put to a summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next week, are set to go into overtime, officials said at the United Nations conference here on Friday.
The document, meant to reconcile economic growth with poverty eradication and environmental protection, will be hotly debated by 116 world leaders at the official Rio+20 summit on June 20-22, following this week’s conference.
Talks on the outcome document entered their final day on Friday with agreement on only 28 percent of the 80-page text, U.N. sources said.
The Conference on Sustainable Development is the 20-year follow-up to the Earth Summit, where U.N. members made historic agreements to combat climate change, wildlife loss and desertification.
The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, will travel to Brazil Tuesday, June 19, to attend the summit. On Wednesday, she will be the first speaker of the second part of the forum, where she will share Costa Rica’s experience as a “pioneer in the investment of services that protect the environmental diversity as natural capital,” officials confirmed.
You may be interested
Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, September 25Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020
Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 812, according to official data…
Authorities tell Ponderosa Adventure Park to stop animal reproduction, feeding tours, selfiesAlejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020
The National System of Conservation Areas, part of the Environment Ministry, has informed Ponderosa Adventure Park in Guanacaste that it…