I briefly looked at the forthcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (sometimes referred to as `R+20`) some time ago (Earth Summit Blues, this blog, 17 Feb 2012).
As the Conference is about to commence, it`s worth revisiting the subject.
Checking the usual sources, I find that on Friday, the European and ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) nations held a joint ministerial conference and issued a statement calling on participating nations to deal with "new and emerging challenges".
Peter Richards of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency reported that they urged the international community "to help developing countries deal with the impact of climate change and other environmental issues as well as achieve sustainable development goals."
To learn more, see Mr Richard`s article Europe and Former Colonies Urge Action at Rio+20, 16 Jun 2012 at www.ipsnews.net .