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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China was one of the first nations to act on the environmental agenda ("Agenda 21") developed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
China has assumed an active role in international environmental protection discussions, starting with the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and the Kyoto Protocol, Although China has not signed most international environmental agreements, it has been a major participant in the scientific information exchange process.
The origins of the Kyoto Protocol date to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the so-called Rio Earth Summit), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
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