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World Summit in Johannesburg
Will it be all talk and little action? Or serious talk and a newly energized walk?
The World Summit on Sustainable Development, which opens August 26 in Johannesburg, South Africa, brings together heads of state, United Nations officials, and experts on economic development and environmental protection for talks and preparation of a joint declaration, "reaffirming their commitment to work towards sustainable development." Summit organizers see the Johannesburg conference as "a major opportunity for the world to move towards a sustainable future—one that will allow people to meet their needs without harming the environment."
Sustainable development, according to summit organizers, "recognizes that decisions taken in one part of the world may affect people in other regions, and requires farsighted actions to promote global conditions that support progress and benefits for all."
Finding the elegant solution
with contributions from Yewande Akinola, Shirley January, Joe Smuin, Suzanne Nightingale, John Hay Scott
Items of interest
with contributions from Marc Gellman, Thomas Hartman, Kay Barkin, Ruth Gledhill, Michael E. Ruane
Reaching for the Summit with youthful eyes
By Karen Shippey
Nature columnist and artist
By Kim Shippey Sentinel staff
To be a force for positive change
Warren Bolon with contributions from Candelaria Silva
If they build it, it can grow
By Corvin Huber
I love all TREES
By Ovídio Trentini
For the good of the whole
By Margaret Rogers
Severe hand sores cured
Unemployment problems resolved
Abdominal pain healed