In 1990, after the announcement was made to hold the 1992 UNCED
, the FAO produced a draft global forest convention at the core of which were three basic principles: sovereignty, stewardship and burden sharing.
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.
The most productive, in terms of their administrative accomplishments, have been UNCHE, the 1974 World Food Conference, UNCED
, and the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development.
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
Eighty one per cent of the labour force in Nepal depends on agriculture (UNDP/Nepal 1997: 1; UNCED
1992:29) and is exerting pressure on agricultural land.
For Chatterjee and Finger, UNCED
was not an isolated event, but the culmination of the decades-long evolution of development ideology.
Similarly, the Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was signed by more than 150 countries at UNCED
, requires developed countries to provide developing countries with "such financial resources, including for the transfer of technology, needed by the developing country Parties to meet the agreed full incremental costs of implementing measures" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or adapt to climate change.
Follow through continues on the UNCED
efforts to integrate environmental and economic concerns, as evidenced by the recent United Nations resolution to establish a Commission on Sustainable Development.
Thus, Thomas's choice of topics reflects, in many ways, the bias of the developed world's priorities during the UNCED
Favoring sustainable use of natural resources is a must in the aftermath of the UNCED
conference in Rio in 1993.