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Sixth World Forum on Sustainable Development Discusses Effects of Globalization in the Face of Climate Change

6th World Forum of Sustainable development 31 October 2008: The Sixth World Forum on Sustainable

Development took place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 27-30 October

2008, and was organized with the participation of several institutions,

including the UN Environment Programme, the UN Development Programme, the UN

Food and Agriculture Organization, the African Union, the African Development

Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa, and the World Environment Fund.

The

Forum adopted a multi-disciplinary approach with ten African leaders, over 100 delegates

from Congo Basin countries and beyond, NGOs and multilateral agencies

attending. Discussions took place in plenary sessions and workshops around the

theme “Africa, Environment, Globalization.” Delegates adopted an action plan

designed to confront the effects of globalization, the food crisis and the

current financial crisis in the face of increasing climate change. [Summit Website]