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Friday, June 15, 2012
Rio+20: Experts´ Final Session Fires Alarm
Rio de Janeiro, Jun 15.- For preventing the last session of the third meeting of experts from over 190 countries of the Rio+20 Preparatory Committee concludes without reaching a consensus on the final document, Brazil announced its possible intervention.
With evident contrary stances on the implementation means, including financing, technology and training, for sustainable development, the experts´ meeting was deadlocked on Thursday and clearly showed an agreement would not be reached on this issue for the final document.
Rich countries act under the pretext of the adverse situation they are going through as a result of the international financial crisis, a fact that emerging nations do not believe justifies the lack of commitments for the future by the world´s main powers.
In that sense, Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Rio+20 Luiz Alberto Figueiredo told the press that "we are here to think in a long term period and not in crisis that can be solved within one or two years".
"As chairman of Rio+20, Brazil will help assuming negotiations and seeking points of agreement. Exploring means to reach agreements with our allies without abandoning our stance as UN member is our job", noted Figuereido.
There are only a few hours left to learn if the Brazilian diplomacy can achieve what two previous meetings of the Preparatory Committee could not do. (Prensa Latina).