NGO Calls for Action at Rio+20
Environmental organisation, WWF, has warned that the Rio+20 climate conference will be doomed to failure if negotiators squabble over words and neglect a commitment to concrete action.
WWF head of delegation to the summit, Lasse Gustavsson, points out that, “While we think some of the new text is a good base for the future, such as the language on oceans, we see a lopsided victory of weak words over action words - with the weak words winning out at 514 to 10."
Gustavsson expressed concern that negotiators at the Earth summit will defer critical decisions that could lead to a global commitment to limit carbon emissions blamed for climate change.
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