Denmark's sustainability commitment doubted

Despite its reputation as "one of the world's leading nations" on environment and development issues, Denmark's record of compliance with international conventions in those areas has been "patchy" and sometimes "inadequate", a coalition of 21 Danish NGOs said yesterday. The Danish 92 Group is most critical of Denmark's agricultural policy and what it sees as the failure of successive governments to observe agreements on biodiversity. The group's name comes from the 1992 "earth summit" in Rio. Its latest comments coincide with preparations for this autumn's world sustainability summit in Johannesburg. See 92 Group.

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