The Earth Summit: The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)

The Earth Summit: The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)

by Stanley Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853337846

ISBN-13: 9781853337840

Pub. Date: 01/20/1993

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development drew over 100 governments together in Rio de Janeiro (3-14 June 1992) to agree action and legal bases for future protection of the environment. This book elucidates both the UNCED  See more details below

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The United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development drew over 100 governments together in Rio de Janeiro (3-14 June 1992) to agree action and legal bases for future protection of the environment. This book elucidates both the UNCED

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853337840
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/20/1993
Series:
International Environmental Law and Policy Series
Edition description:
1993
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Did we really save the Earth at Rio?3
1The United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 22 December 198911
2The UNCED Preparatory Process19
3The Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur Declarations; Brundtland reconvened31
4Opening of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 3 June, 199241
5The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change57
6The Convention on Biological Diversity81
7Authoritative Statement of Forest Principles103
8Rio Declaration on Environment and Development117
1Book Agenda 21: Contents and Preamble125
Sect. ISocial and Economic Dimensions
2International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policies133
3Combating poverty145
4Changing consumption patterns151
5Demographic dynamics and sustainability157
6Health167
7Promoting sustainable human settlement development181
8Integrating environment and development in decision-making199
Sect. IIConservation and Management of Resources for Development
9Protection of the atmosphere213
10Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources223
11Combating deforestation229
12Combating desertification and drought243
13Sustainable mountain development259
14Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development265
15Conservation of biological diversity287
16Environmentally sound management of biotechnology293
17Protection of oceans, all kinds of seas, including enclosed and semi-enclosed seas, and coastal areas and the protection, rational use and development of their living resources307
18Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources333
19Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products361
20Environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, including prevention of illegal international traffic in hazardous wastes375
21Environmentally sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issues387
22Safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive wastes399
Sect. IIIStrengthening the Role of Major Groups
23Preamble405
24Global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development407
25Children and youth in sustainable development411
26Recognising and strengthening the role of indigenous people and their communities415
27Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations: partners for sustainable development419
28Local authorities' initiatives in support of Agenda 21423
29Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions425
30Strengthening the role of business and industry429
31The scientific and technological community433
32Strengthening the role of farmers437
Sect. IVMeans of Implementation
33Financial resources and mechanisms443
34Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology Cooperation and Capacity-Building455
35Science for sustainable development463
36Promoting education, public awareness and training473
37National mechanisms and international cooperation for capacity-building in developing countries481
38International institutional arrangements487
39International legal instruments and mechanisms499
40Information for decision-making503
Annex A. Organization of UNCED's work509
Annex B. UNCED staff517
Annex C. Mr Maurice Strong's Closing Speech to the Plenary Session of UNCED, June 14, 1992519
Index525

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