Standing before the UN General Assembly one day after an historic meeting on climate change, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Sept. 25 proposed convening in 2012 for a ” Rio + 20 Conference” on the environment, exactly two decades after the landmark international conference met there to produce the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The year 2012 is also when the Kyoto Protocol to the Convention, which contains legally binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is set to expire. (UN News)

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