Draft Johannesburg summit declaration out

The UN has released a first draft text for a political declaration to be adopted by governments at the Johannesburg world sustainability summit. Discussions on the document should have begun months ago, but were delayed when countries failed to finalise the summit's accompanying action plan (EED 10/06/02). Langston James Goree of the International institute for sustainable development criticised the process as running "backwards". The declaration should have been agreed first, followed by the implementation plan and then partnerships, he told ENDS Europe DAILY. See draft political declaration.

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