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  • proper n. The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992

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  • An announcement that the coming Earth Summit is short of

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Almost 20 years ago, the world of politicians and NGO's descended on Brazil and came together for the Rio conference, also known as the Earth Summit, an event that spawned some of the most dynamic, and progressive declarations, agendas frameworks and considerations surrounding the environment and its movements since Rachel Carson's seminal 1960's book Silent Spring.

    David de Rothschild: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Presentation?

  • Nearly 20 years after the so-called Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro which produced the first international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, no leading industrialized power will find the political will to impose the draconian carbon taxes or order the substantial carbon cuts it would take to markedly lower carbon emissions.

    Can Anything Serious Happen in Cancun?

  • The Third World has its own agenda for the Earth Summit, which is contained in part in a document called the Rio Declaration.

    Earth At The Summit

  • For example, the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit, adopted Agenda 21 – a blueprint for sustainable development which emphases the value of cooperation.

    Regional cooperation for peace and sustainable development in Africa

  • The most immediate and perhaps one of the most significant results of Our Common Future was the organization of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit, which gathered many heads of state in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 1

  • The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit, took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 2-14, 1992.

    United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • This marked the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (UNCHE) which took place in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972, and the10th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) (also known as the Earth Summit) which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992.

    World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Johannesburg, South Africa

  • On June 11 we left on what promised to be one of our more difficult trips abroad, ro artend the UN Conference on Environmental Development—known as the Earth Summit—in Rio de Janeiro.

    Barbara Bush

  • Less formally referred to as the Earth Summit, the WSSD is expected to attract tens of thousands of participants, including heads of state and government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organisations.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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