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June 15, 2012 2:00 am

Israeli Delegation to Rio+20: “Our Main Goal is to Present Israel’s Solution to the World Crisis”

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JPost – As a 66-member Israeli delegation makes its way to Rio de Janeiro for a global climate summit, the country’s environmental leaders hope to help provide answers to the planet’s looming environmental crises.

The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is a two-week summit filled with negotiations, forums and training courses culminating in a three-day high-level summit from June 20 through 22 in Brazil. The conference marks two decades since the previous Rio de Janeiro climate summit, the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, as well as the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. About 50,000 people and 130 state heads are expected to attend the event, including a 66-member delegation from Israel led by Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan.

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