Brazil Calls Rio +20 Final Text Step Ahead and Accuses the Rich of Being Stingy

    US State secretary Hillary Clinton talks at Rio +20

    US State secretary Hillary Clinton talks at Rio +20 The Brazilian minister of Environment, Izabella Teixeira, came out in defense of the Rio +20 final document saying that it made progress in a number of areas, such as biodiversity protection, new metrics for measuring the wealth of nations, regulating the use of oceans and poverty eradication.

    But the minister admitted that the principal difficulty was to convince rich nations to make financial commitments.

    “There were some problems, yes, in getting developed countries to allocate more money,” said the minister, referring to the hard negotiations due mainly to resistance by countries in the European Union, along with the United States and Japan, that cited difficulties caused by the international economic crisis.

    Teixeira pointed out that in the negotiations on the wording of the final document Brazil insisted on the phrase, “reproductive rights for women,” and fought for specific definitions on goals, objectives and financing. However, she said, lack of agreement led to the absence of those items.

    The “final document” was formally presented on Tuesday, June 19. Yesterday, Wednesday, June 20, it was criticized during most of the day by foreign leaders as well as representatives of NGOs, activist movements and civil society associations.

    Spokespersons for NGOs went so far as to demand that a reference to their acceptance of the document be removed from the text.

    The executive secretary of the Brazilian delegation, ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, pointed out that there was no such resistance when the negotiations on the final text were completed on June 19.

    “We have a document that is the result of a collective effort. It is not the work of just any one country,” said the ambassador.

    ABr

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (5)

    • Celine Handbags

      Celine Handbags
      Store has a collection of a long time,
      but this is the first time to start something is good,the goods better than I imagined, the owner of the service is very attentive, together with colleagues later buy

    • Burberry Outlet Online

      Burberry Outlet Online
      no difference between the kind of color and pictures, fast delivery.Seller service attitude is very good, and things look good. . . .The owner is very patient, I am very satisfied or received.

    • beats by dre on sale

      http://www.wholesalebeats.net
      Thanks for your sharing! Thanks for your sharing!Beauty of language, the subject is novel, the center is bright, it is rare articles.I bookmarked your site!

    • Luigi

      Blah, Blah……
      RIO +20. Exactly what the Brazilians do best. ALL TALK AND NO ACTION.
      Hey all you Brazilian NGO bullshit groupies,keep it simple: If you want to save the world, start at home.

      RIO +20 was held in a city which is a showcase for all the things RIO +20 wants to fix. But Brazil had the last laugh: it spent a week or so with Copacabana’s finests getting paid to export AIDS to all the NGO’s complaining about the price of a banana.

      Not a starving soul was helped by this talk-a-thon.

    • gringodingo

      The 6th largest economy in the world still has its hand out? Brazilians will never change, once a ladrao, always a ladrao.. Lei de Gerson at its finest!

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    American pilots Jan Paladino and Joseph Lepore after leaving Brazil

    Brazil’s Air Tragedy: Transcripts Show US Pilots as Confused and Inexperienced

    This Sunday's Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's largest-circulation daily, publishes an analysis of 290 ...

    Brazil’s Fiocruz Opens Doors and Wallet to Foreign Postdoctoral Researchers

    One of Latin America’s largest biomedical research institutes has launched a new grant program ...

    Charming Safety Shoes from Brazil

    Fujiwara Equipamentos de Proteção Individual Ltda, a company from the city of Apucarana, in ...

    Guarani Indians from Brazil

    Gunmen in Brazil Trap Indians Cutting Off Their Water and Food

    Brazilian gunmen hired by ranchers have been holding as prisoners a large group of ...

    The Political Hurricane Is Over. Brazil Needs a More Responsible Media Now.

    On Friday (August 26), in Quixadá, in the northeastern state of Ceará, President Luiz ...

    direct

    Congress Still Tramples on Brazilians’ Rights 25 Years After “Direct Now”

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the “Direct Elections Now” campaign – known ...

    Brazil Gets Closer to Kenya

    The Ministers of Foreign Relations of Brazil and Kenya will establish a commission to ...

    Amazon International Trade Fair 2008

    Amazon Fair in Brazil Draws Buyers from US, Canada and Japan

    US$ 10 million in contracts were generated last week in Brazil during the business ...

    Ecologists Condemn Venezuela-Brazil Gas Pipeline as Risky and Eco- Unfriendly

    Experts and ministers from Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina met Wednesday and Thursday, March 1st ...