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GLOBAL VISION: In Johannesburg, delegates gather to discuss the challenge of making development sustainable

Development in Deadlock
At least 20,000 people from 193 countries were in Johannesburg for the World Summit on Sustainable Development. The summit agreed to restore most of the world's major fisheries to commercial health by 2015 by reducing catches to a level that can be maintained indefinitely. Yet other progress was scant. The U.S. and the E.U. declined to discuss cutting their subsidies to agriculture. And they disagreed over targets for renewable energy, the cleanup of pollutants and the protection of endangered species. The Europeans want renewables to account for 15% of the world's total energy...

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