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Deadlock over Rio+20 action plan fuels NGO scepticism about summit’s payoff | guardian.co.uk

Fortnight of inconclusive UN preparatory committee talks leaves delegates frustrated and raises doubts about Rio+20’s outcomes

After two weeks of closed-door negotiations, the UN preparatory committee PrepCom has failed to reach consensus on a global plan of action, entitled The Future We Want, to be adopted at the Rio+20 summit meeting of world leaders in Brazil next month.

The negotiators, comprising representatives of all 193 member states, had limited success beyond reducing the size of the action plan, or “outcome document”, from nearly 200 to fewer than 100 pages. The document, called the “zero draft”, originally ran to more than 6,000 pages of submissions by member states, international organisations and civil society groups.

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