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Rio+20 two days away

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit, held in Rio, which, at least to environmental lawyers, is known for gifting us with the Rio Declaration (27 soft-law principles setting out the basic standards of international environmental law), Agenda 21 (a road map aiming at achieving sustainable development), and the Forest Principles (a non-binding good practice document on forest management). 20 years down the line, 120 heads of state find themselves in Rio once again for the follow-up summit titled the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), or Rio+20. The summit will run from June 20-22 (in…