UN’s Ban Urges Action on Rio+20 Sustainability Goals - Businessweek
The world’s economic model is “broken,” and countries must look beyond their own interests to implement more sustainable policies, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “For too long we have we have behaved as though we could indefinitely burn and consume our way to prosperity,” Ban told delegates at the UN’s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development today. “Now is the time to rise beyond narrow national interest. It is time to act with a broader, long-term vision. We are running out of time.” Delegates from more than 180 countries are in Rio de Janeiro this week to promote policies that cut fossil-fuel use, boost renewable energy supplies and step up efficiency programs. World leaders are due to endorse a 49-page agreement outlining goals on June 22.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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