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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99) UNCED solidified this sustainable development concept by adopting Chapter 17 of Agenda 21, which centered around the protection of the world's oceans with an eye to sustainable practices, but the focus had not yet narrowed to fisheries conservation exclusively.
Rio+20 would have been the occasion to assess what happened since UNCED.
1994) 'Financing the UNCED agenda: The controversy over additionality', Environment, 36(3), pp.
Several analyses of the Rio Declaration, the CBD and the UNFCCC reflect the broad spectrum of environmental protection, human rights and development issues and positions that are reflective of the UNCED process.
The main causes of deforestation are associated mainly with the expansion of agricultural land and commercial logging (UNDP 1997; UNCED 1992).
108) It also suggests that a compromise was reached between UNCED delegations desirous of a binding legal instrument and those opposed to such an initiative.
Much time and energy has been wasted by activists and academics alike on UNCED and the new rhetoric of sustainability, stemming from the Bruntland Report in 1987.
Non-governmental organizations, they contend, allowed themselves to be coopted into the UNCED preparatory process, and ultimately into the UNCED vision of global management.
The initial burst of international momentum generated by UNCED is flagging, and the global partnership it called for is foundering due to a failure of political will.
The reality is that the initial burst of international momentum generated by UNCED is flagging, and the global partnership it called for is foundering due to a failure of political will.
It is too early to know what impact the UNCED Convention on Biological Diversity will have in this area.
A Global Marine Biological Diversity Strategy was developed for the UNCED Conference by the Center for Marine Conservation, IUCN, the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank.