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  • Published on: 25 Oct 2011
  • Source: Environmental Finance / Christopher Cundy
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Rio+20 conference ?in need of help?
Preparations for next year?s landmark UN Conference on Sustainable Development are under pressure in terms of both time and money, according to David Runnalls, outgoing president of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Speaking at a UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative meeting in Washington, DC on 20 October, Runnalls told delegates about a conversation with Maurice Strong, who oversaw the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janerio, about preparations for the ?Rio+20? meeting on 4-6 June 2012.

?In the planning for Rio, [Strong said] he had about two-and-a-half times as much time to plan the conference, as the secretariat for Rio+20 has, and he reckoned he had about four or five times the budget ... Those of you who follow the discussions know that they are not proceeding very rapidly. We are eight months before the conference and they are still in search of a final agenda,? Runnalls said.

?The conference is going to need fair bit of help,? he added.

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