"Rio Summit: Little Progress, 20 Years On"

"On the final day of the UN sustainable development summit in Rio, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged governments to eliminate hunger from the world."

"The secretary-general said in a world of plenty, no-one should go hungry.

The final phase of the summit has seen pledges from countries and companies on issues such as clean energy.

But a number of veteran politicians have joined environment groups in saying the summit declaration was 'a failure of leadership'.

And UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg described the outcome as 'insipid'."

Richard Black reports for BBC News June 22, 2012.


"Rio+20 Summit: Final Day Live Blog" (Guardian)

"Leaders Raise Alarm At Rio+20 Environmental Summit on Tepid Document" (AP)

"Celebrities Speak Out at Rio Earth Summit in Favor of Arctic Sanctuary and Biodiversity" (AP)

"Rio+20 Protesters Perform 'Ritual Rip-Up' of Negotiated Text" (Guardian)

"Rio+20: Billions Committed for Sustainable Energy, Transport" (ENS)

Source: BBC, 06/22/2012