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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Diplomats aim to have the treaty ready in time for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in June 1992.
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.
For the first time in history, bioprospectors are expected to compensate source countries, thanks to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), signed at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil.
The protocol's origins date back to United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the so-called Earth Summit), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
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