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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The ecumenical delegation present in Rio 1992 was not happy with the outcomes of UNCED: "For the first time, the world community was gathered to deal with the interrelated crises of ecological destruction and global poverty.
As a ten-year followup to UNCED, the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2002.
En 1992, des femmes du monde entier ont presente une plate-forme mondiale a la Conference de l'ONU sur l'Environnement et le Developpement (UNCED).
Later, UNCED's Agenda 21 was organized and designed around a matrix of issues, so that policies would be developed to address the interconnections between human activities (industry, agriculture, styles of decisionmaking, consumption patterns, technology) and the environment, as well as between global ecosystems (the atmosphere, freshwater, oceans, land) with chapters of Agenda 21 designed to capture the intersections located in each cell of the matrix.
Deforestation is reported to be a significant contributor to global warming yet the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 in Rio could not produce a binding agreement in sectors like forestry.
Currently assigned to drafting the Regional Assessment on Progress since UNCED that will be reviewed in Rio de Janeiro on October 2002, during the Regional Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean Preparatory to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, September 2002).
This changed with the creation of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) at UNCED in 1992 -- a fund designed to provide seed capital for the creation of biosphere reserves.
Ecological unsustainability is similarly intimately linked to social actions (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) 1992).
With the aim of continuing and expanding the discussion on sustainable development, this paper focuses on the extent to which specific human rights are integrated into three of the texts that emerged out of the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, June 1992) ("UNCED")(3).
It is widely recognised that environment, economy and social well-being are inextricably linked (Ness and Golay 1997; UNCED 1992).
Antrim writes indirectly about the contribution made by "intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental groups and individual experts," as well as governmental representatives, to the successful UNCED negotiations.