RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The countdown to Rio+20 is in full effect, although it is hard to say when it actually starts. The cluster-bomb of meetings start as early as June 13th according to the Rio government's handy new web site (provided in English as well). The official UN site has the countdown at fourteen days until June 20th, but also lists the "Sustainable Development Dialogues" on June 16th to the 19th.

It is understandable that such a large scale conference is a . . .

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