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The Road to Rio+20

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This week, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development brings together world leaders and representatives of business and civil society, to galvanize support for a global sustainable development agenda. But, as developed countries struggle to recover from the global recession, and emerging-market growth slows, will the international community commit to real action? Project Syndicate's contributors examine the conference's prospects and outcomes.

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    Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean

    Helen Clark, et al.

    Governments have long promised to reduce destructive fisheries subsidies in order to curb unsustainable and unprofitable fishing activity. The World Trade Organization’s upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva will test the credibility of that pledge.

    call on governments to end harmful fisheries subsidies at the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference.
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    reviews a highly anticipated new book on artificial intelligence by Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher.
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