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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All out, Earth Summit clung on and come April, with the going again very testing, he added the Aintree spectacular to his National haul.
The opening day saw delegates reaffirm the Eye on Earth Summit Declaration and its 14 guiding principles.
HE Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General at EAD said: "As the first international summit following the release of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Eye on Earth Summit 2015 will be the world's foremost event dedicated to identifying solutions for greater access to and sharing of environmental, social and economic data.
Earth Summit in Rio -- aims to advance prospects for global sustainable development.
Bush made a last-minute trip to Rio's first Earth Summit in 1992 during his own re-election campaign, a point Summit has repeatedly raised in their pleadings to the Obama White House.
Also referred to as the Rio+20 or the Earth Summit 2012 due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992, the objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges.
But on the road to Rio +20, this year's World Environment Day can send a message that those with influence in government and the private sector can - and must - take the necessary steps that will fulfill the promise of the Earth Summit.
Earth Summit, the only horse to triumph in the English, Welsh and Scottish Grand Nationals, was put down yesterday, aged 17.
EARTH SUMMIT, the only horse to have completed Britain's National treble, was put down yesterday after being diagnosed with cancer.
EARTH SUMMIT, the 1998 Grand National winner, was put down today after being diagnosed with cancer.
The Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 identified three areas that need to be in balance, if life is to be sustained indefinitely into the future: the economy, the community and the environment.
Sir, - My main issue is how US President Bush wishes to seek support from Britain on the war on Iraq, when he would not support Britain in the Earth Summit.
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