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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Well before the first Rio summit the UAE had set aside significant areas for conservation.
What they'll be working to is a document known as Agenda 21, that emerged as a blueprint from the 1992 Rio summit. If you think lobbyists only talk hot air and shouldn't be taken seriously, you'd be making a grave mistake.
The scheme also coincides with the upcoming Rio Summit held in Brazil in June.
She also said that the next six months will see lots of UN activity in preparation for the 2012 Rio summit, held 20 years after the previous one to review what had been accomplished.
At the start of the conference, Oxfam issued a report that gathers 194 countries under a process launched under the 1992 Rio Summit, Oxfam said that storms and droughts that have unleashed dangerous surges in food prices could be a "grim foretaste" of what lies ahead when climate change bites more deeply.
Kakakhel would work on stock taking report on the policies adopted and actions taken by Pakistan since the Rio Summit in 1992 to promote sustainable development, based on desk research and interviews with key stakeholders, including government and major groups, the UN entities and other multilateral partners in Pakistan In this connection SDPI orientation session for Media on Pakistan National Preparation for UN Conference for Sustainable Development was organized here on Tuesday.
Thursday's debate on the green economy was designed to advance discussions ahead of the Rio summit. Government delegates were to break up in cluster discussions before putting together their ideas.
At the Rio summit, the two parties said they hoped to see the negotiations get under way this year.
The new Rio summit will end with a "focused political document" presumably laying out the framework and international commitments to a new Green World Order, Fox News reports.
Both Japanese firms are member of the e8, an international nonprofit organization created after the 1992 Rio Summit. The e8 is composed of 10 leading electricity companies from G8 countries, with a mission "to play an active role in global electricity issues within the international framework and to promote sustainable energy development through electricity sector projects and human capacity building activities in developing and emerging nations worldwide."