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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