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Another Earth Summit in Disarray?

• http://www.motherjones.com, By John Vidal
 

This story first appeared on the Guardian website and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The Rio+ 20 Earth summit could collapse after countries failed to agree on acceptable language just two weeks before 120 world leaders arrive at the biggest environmental summit ever organised, WWF warned on Wednesday.

An extra week given over to the UN's preparatory negotiations in New York fell into disarray over the weekend as talks aimed to bring countries together to set a new path for sustainable development splintered into 19 separate dialogues with major internal disagreements on the processes to be followed.

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