UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new, ambitious environmental treaty is expected to be ready for a vote when the United Nation’s annual summit begins in September, the president of the U.N. General Assembly said on Friday.

Maria Fernanda Espinosa, who is nominally in charge of the 193-member body, said negotiations underway could soon produce a definitive text for the Global Pact for the Environment, which is supposed to plug holes left by prior treaties.