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calls for a new approach to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought. The EU suggested replacing the phrase "a new approach" with "an improved approach." Brazil, Benin, Cape Verde, Mali and Gambia all supported the existing text as the approach should be based on the new path taken at Rio. Sweden, supported by Lesotho, suggested the phrase "a new and more effective approach." Various words still remain bracketed.