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- As Rio+20 ends today, what is worth retaining from this historic conference is that Rio+20 is not the end, but a beginning of the next stage on our journey to deliver on sustainable development in a wind-wind entrepreneurial partnership with youths, indigenous populations, public and private partners.
- End of Rio+20 A step forward or backward towards the future we want? The United Nations Biggest conference in history come to and end today. The biggest questions is or contested issue is wheather the political commitments made in 1992 will be reaffirmed as still valid today. To come up with a new action plan to counter the crises which have become much more serious than 20 years ago. weather green econmy as designated priority, or sustainable development goal which are expected to be one of the key issues as well as institutional framework for sustainable development to ensure the institutions are up to the task, an agreemet about strengthened and give more resources or the omngoing dispute as to weather the UNEP should become a specialized agency. Also contested issue is providing finance and technlogy to developing countries to enable their switch to enviromentally sound developing parth. Rio+20 should at least renew the original commitments of new and additional financial resources and that effort are made to meet the aid target of 0.7 percemt of gross national product.Even, there are restriction by some developed countries especially US and CANADA. Finally And most importantly, all this must not end at the talking point Rio+20 must not fail for it not to, we have to see it as a collective responsibility we are all involve and we have a part to play then we can truly acheive the future we want.
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