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Environment Ministers of CPLP gathered for common strategy for UN Conference on Sustainable Development "Rio+20"
Luanda, 21 March 2012 – The Environment Ministers with the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) are gathered this Wednesday in Luanda to analyze and approve common strategy for UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, set for 20-22 June in 2012 in Brazil.
"I want to say that the countries should focus more on sustainability, reducing poverty and implementation of a green economy", said Syanga Abílio while opening the technical meeting of the Portuguese-speaking Countries Community (CPLP), running until Wednesday.
Speaking to CPLP experts and guests, the Angolan deputy minister of environment said that the preparation of the R+20 Conference, is a privileged forum for the ministers, once that they will share information, experiences and environment cooperation.
"Angola, as chairperson of the CPLP decided to call up this meeting to prepare Rio+ 20, since the expectation on the forum is greater, to be held under the resolution 64/236 of the UN General Assembly", he reminded.
The environment protection and conservation is one of the challenges that, in addition to being put in the last plan in the previous years, is part of the government’s political agenda enabling that important steps could be given toward defending the available resources.
The official spoke also on rational and sustainable exploration of the natural resources, desertification combat, protection of diverse ecosystems, regarded as other important government challenges.
After the experts meeting on Tuesday, the ministers will discuss themes to be presented by each government in the session, relating to sustainable management of oceans and marine resources, coastal zones in the framework of the sustainable development.
At the end of the event, it will also be presented the declaration of Luanda, a document that will comprise aspects related to the results and recommendations of this meeting.
Rio+20 Conference will celebrate 20 years of existence since the UN Conference on Environment and Development was organized for the first time (1992).
The countries participating in the meeting are Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Brazil and Portugal, as well as Equatorial Guinea as observer.
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