Experts continue the search today for the necessary consensus on the final document from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, which began Wednesday and will end on the 22.
Several authorities, both the United Nations Organization and Brazil, commemorated on Wednesday the fact that 25 percent approval had been reached on the text that should be sanctioned by nearly 130 heads of State and Government coming to the summit to be held from June 20 to 22.
Nevertheless, the UN secretary general for Rio+20, the Chinese Sha Zukang, asked experts to speed up their pace in order to reach consensus by Friday, at the very latest, at the conclusion of the third preparatory committee meeting, which is decisive for the success of the Rio meeting, heir to the 1992 Earth Summit.
The urgency is a result of that meeting being the last chance to reach a prior agreement on the text. Otherwise, leaders and representatives of other delegations attending the event will charged with obtaining the long awaited consensus, on which the success or failure of the meeting depends, to a great extent.
One of the documents distributed to the press by the UN indicates that the Rio+20 will bring about three types of results: a negotiated document that will promote international cooperation, and action on sustainable development.
Likewise, it continued, recommendations from civil society during the four days of talks in that segment and the announcement or presentation of many important initiatives and commitments will allow for the advancement of results on the ground.
The document stressed that the heart of the political agreement is a call for renewed political commitment to sustainable development and the necessary institutions to promote and support global development and the eradication of poverty.
Until now, the best initiative has come from the G77+ China which proposed the creation of an annual $30 billion dollar fund to promote sustainable development, announced at a press conference by Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, executive secretary of the Brazilian commission at the event.