A Summit Too High?

Advice for delegates to next week's United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg: if someone approaches your car, pushes a gun in your face and shouts "Hijack!'' don't reply, "My name's not Jack." The good news is that there will be 8,000 extra police for protection at the biggest conference ever held in South Africa's biggest and baddest city, where carjacking is so common it's a running joke.

Apart from figuring out how economic growth can be sustained without harming the environment, South Africans hope the summit will put Johannesburg back in business. Once it was...

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