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Eco-summit move on Jubilee clash (Eco news)

Eco-summit move on Jubilee clash
BBC News reported

The Brazilian government is likely to move the dates of a key UN environment summit, as a clash with the UK Royal Jubilee threatens to keep leaders away.

The Rio+20 summit, seen as a chance to put the global economy on a sustainable track, is scheduled for 4-6 June 2012, co-inciding with the Diamond Jubilee.

That jeopardises the attendance of leaders from 54 Commonwealth nations.

Commonwealth and G20 governments have asked Brazil to solve the problem, and a two-week postponement is now likely.

The Brazilian government will confirm the proposed new dates of 20-22 June by the end of November.

Rio+20 falls 20 years after the first Earth Summit in the Brazilian city, and 40 years after the very first UN environment summit in Stockholm in 1972.

How to "green" the global economy to slow the rate of environmental degradation will be one of the major themes.


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