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ABCNEWS VideoSource
South Africa Summit 2 - Update on Earth Summit
08/27/2002
APTN
VSAP348324
TAPE: EF02/0724 IN_TIME: 22:40:40 DURATION: 4:57 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Johannesburg - 27 August 2002 SHOTLIST: APTN Johannesburg, August 27, 2002 1. Wideshot, exterior of conference centre 2. Various of flags and banners outside building 3. Various of delegates in conference hall 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Margaret Beckett, Head of UK Delegation "Again I believe it is the World Bank who've identified that if we open up markets to access in particular for agricultural produce, that we could improve flows of finance to some one-hundred-and-fifty billion dollars a year, which is almost three times what we give in direct aid." 5. Wideshot, news conference given my South African government 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alec Erwin, South African trade minister "I mean for us, it is critical that the issue of subsidies in agriculture gets addressed. And here, I think, its important to understand some of the differences. All parties in Dohar agreed on the need to remove export subsidies - thats a direct subsidy to an export. The more contentious area is that the practise in the US and the European Union in particular of supporting the income, so various means to support the income of farmers in those economies. And we all argue that is therefore also a support for their ability to export." 7. Cutaway, journalist asking question WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council) - File Nairobi 8. Various, rubbish and squalor in Nairobi slums APTN Johannesburg - August 27, 2002 9. Wideshot of press conference given by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sir Richard Jolly, Chairman of WSSCC "Why is WASH (name of campaign) the big issue. Six thousand children die a day worldwide, from water-bourne diseases. We tend to think of the answer as water. WASH says the reason is water, of course impure and so forth, but also inadequate sanitation and lack of knowledge of hygiene. WASH says the answer to these six-thousand deaths needs to be action in the whole of the three areas." 11. Cutaway, journalists WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council) - File Nairobi 12. Various of rubbish and squalor in Nairobi slums 13. Various of children playing at water tap 14 Close shot of child 15. Women washing clothes 16. Wide shot, exterior of Netcor building 17. Wide shot, news conference 18. Various, news conference 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Emaka Anyauka, WWF Nigeria "We now have in Johannesburg what I believe is a very critical opportunity to address the issue of sustainable development. And to make key decisions about the future of our planet. While Rio, ten years ago, I was privileged to be in Rio ten years ago, I was in office then. And Rio was about policy creation. Johannesburg is meant to focus on delivery; agreeing on ways and means of implementing commitments, on poverty eradication, on environmental protection and on enhanced sustainable development governments." 20. Cutaway, journalists 21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Voxpop, Angolan citizen of South Africa "Well as an African I can only expect the best for the continent. Which means that this conference will come up with good resolutions, including the environment, water, health and everything you know." 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Voxpop, EU delegate "I expect a better future for everybody, not only for those living in the developing world, that they can get out of poverty. But also for everybody for having nature preserved, also, its in the interests of everybody I think." 23. Exterior of conference centre STORYLINE: As delegates to the Earth Summit debated how best to deliver assistance to the developing world, aid organisations were on Tuesday lobbying for what they perceived as the most urgent needs of the poor. Developing nations are trying to extract pledges of more aid and technology, along with greater access to Western markets from the summit. However the United States is resisting any new aid targets and demanding that aid recipients reduce corruption. During Tuesday's session, many delegates criticised European and American agricultural subsidies, saying they made it difficult for poor farmers to compete on the world market. The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has launched a campaign called WASH, to inform people of the importance of basic hygiene and the importance of washing with soap. Chairman of WSSCC Sir Richard Jolly says that people should be informed of how to maintain hygiene, as well as be supplied with clean, fresh water. He believes education and communication are part of the solution. But is order to wash, communities need clean water. According to the World Health Organization, each year there are approximately five to ten million (m) deaths caused by water-related diseases, with more than 250 (m) million cases reported. Indeed the WHO believe that by 2025, two thirds of the world are expected to live in areas of water shortage or stress and it is calling for developed nations to act now to address this issue. Meanwhile the World Wildlife Fund urged rapid action on basic sanitary measures for communities vulnerable to disease. Emaka Anyauka of WWF Nigeria pointed out that whilst the environment al summit held in Rio ten years ago was about policy-creation. The current one was expected to be implementing those policies.
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