Summit for earth

WITH two months left before leaders assemble for the United Nations Rio Summit, prospects for a radical fix of the planet’s worsening environmental ills and poverty seem remote. Around 100 heads of state and government are expected in Rio de Janeiro for the June 20 to 22 summit on sustainable development. It takes place 40 years after the first big global environment meeting and 20 years after the near-legendary Earth Summit, where the United Nations set up two fora to combat climate change and biodiversity loss. Read more:

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