Published 28 Aug 2002
Last modified 13 Apr 2011, 07:16 PM
At the Johannesburg Summit, Heads of State and Government and other national delegates, representatives from international organisations and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups are presently discussing difficult challenges for sustainable development, including improving the quality of life and conserving our natural resources in a world that is growing in population, with ever-increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.
Our climate is changing. Scientific evidence shows that the global average temperature is rising, and rainfall patterns are shifting. It also shows that glaciers, Arctic sea-ice and the Greenland ice ...