United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

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United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

A major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Participants discussed environmental issues, notably continued production of toxic materials in industry and elsewhere. The conference was considered a success: it led directly to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. The conference is also called the Rio Summit and the Earth Summit.
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Last night, celebrations for Earth Summit were beginning in the horse's home village, deep in the Cotswolds.
The request by the European Commission, made on the eve of First Minister Rhodri Morgan's departure for the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, reflects the country's reputation as a leader in the field and its status as the only EU regional government with a legal obligation to apply sustainable development to all its policies.
Most, if not all, of the major issues facing the Earth Summit - pollution, environmental destruction, poverty - are still around.
Earth Summit put the bookies in seventh heaven as he broke Martin Pipe's domination of the Coral Welsh National - at 25-1 - just lasting home from one of Pipe's four contenders, Dom Samurai, at the end of a marathon slog through the mud.
Eye on Earth Summit 2015, taking place from 6-8 October in Abu Dhabi, is the first international gathering of sustainability stakeholders to follow the adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by the UN Heads of State.
Held under the patronage of UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Eye on Earth Summit 2015 underscores the government's commitment to making the UAE a global hub and successful model for green economy and sustainable development.
Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit -- which put the issue of sustainable development into the public spotlight, and produced two legally binding, if widely ignored treaties, plus important agreements such as Agenda 21 -- world leaders are returning to Rio de Janeiro to take another shot at sustainable global development.
Summary: DUBAI - A delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) headed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the DSCE, will join the official UAE delegation, headed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to attend the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from June 20-22.
President Barack Obama will skip +20 Earth Summit later this month in Rio de Janeiro.
NNA - Following is the message of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki moon, on World Environment Day, 5 June: 'Nearly 20 years after the 1992 Earth Summit, the world is once again on the road to Rio - the site of the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
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