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  • Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement

    05/28/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT · by marsh2 · 18 replies
    United Nations ^ | 5/13/11 | Commission on Sustainable Development
    Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement on 10-Year Framework .....Earlier Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Commission at the conclusion of its last session before the "vital" 2012 United Nations Conference of the Sustainable Development, which, like the original 1992 Earth Summit, will be held in Rio de Janeiro. He particularly highlighted the need to transform patterns of production and consumption and to reverse the trends of excessive resource use. “Achieving this goal will take a fundamental transformation in consumption patterns, lifestyle and values,” he said, emphasizing the vast challenges inherent in shifting global consumption and production patterns toward...