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

The Earth Summit

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)

By: Stanley Johnson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th January 1993
ISBN: 9781853337840
Number Of Pages: 576

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The United Nations Conference on Environment & Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, forms a cornerstone in the development of a new international regime for the protection of the environment. It stressed, inter alia , the close links which exist between the economic problem of Third World development & the protection of the environment. The use of natural resources must be sustainable, in order to pass on an acceptable environment to future generations. For this purpose States have common but differentiated responsibilities. This book analyzes the most relevant results of the Rio discussions & looks at prospects for the future from a political, legal & economic point of view. The authors of the essays are eminent specialists in international law & economics from various parts of the world. The essays are updated versions of the papers submitted to a Conference organized by the Istituto per l'Ambiente (a non-profit organization based in Milan, Italy) held in Courmayeur, Italy on 11--13 February, 1993.

Introduction: Did we really save the Earth at Rio?p. 3
The United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 22 December 1989p. 11
The UNCED Preparatory Processp. 19
The Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur Declarations; Brundtland reconvenedp. 31
Opening of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 3 June, 1992p. 41
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changep. 57
The Convention on Biological Diversityp. 81
Authoritative Statement of Forest Principlesp. 103
Rio Declaration on Environment and Developmentp. 117
Book Agenda 21: Contents and Preamblep. 125
Social and Economic Dimensions
International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policiesp. 133
Combating povertyp. 145
Changing consumption patternsp. 151
Demographic dynamics and sustainabilityp. 157
Healthp. 167
Promoting sustainable human settlement developmentp. 181
Integrating environment and development in decision-makingp. 199
Conservation and Management of Resources for Development
Protection of the atmospherep. 213
Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resourcesp. 223
Combating deforestationp. 229
Combating desertification and droughtp. 243
Sustainable mountain developmentp. 259
Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural developmentp. 265
Conservation of biological diversityp. 287
Environmentally sound management of biotechnologyp. 293
Protection 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 resourcesp. 307
Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resourcesp. 333
Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous productsp. 361
Environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, including prevention of illegal international traffic in hazardous wastesp. 375
Environmentally sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issuesp. 387
Safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive wastesp. 399
Strengthening the Role of Major Groups
Preamblep. 405
Global action for women towards sustainable and equitable developmentp. 407
Children and youth in sustainable developmentp. 411
Recognising and strengthening the role of indigenous people and their communitiesp. 415
Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations: partners for sustainable developmentp. 419
Local authorities' initiatives in support of Agenda 21p. 423
Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unionsp. 425
Strengthening the role of business and industryp. 429
The scientific and technological communityp. 433
Strengthening the role of farmersp. 437
Means of Implementation
Financial resources and mechanismsp. 443
Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology Cooperation and Capacity-Buildingp. 455
Science for sustainable developmentp. 463
Promoting education, public awareness and trainingp. 473
National mechanisms and international cooperation for capacity-building in developing countriesp. 481
International institutional arrangementsp. 487
International legal instruments and mechanismsp. 499
Information for decision-makingp. 503
Annex A. Organization of UNCED's workp. 509
Annex B. UNCED staffp. 517
Annex C. Mr Maurice Strong's Closing Speech to the Plenary Session of UNCED, June 14, 1992p. 519
Indexp. 525
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ISBN: 9781853337840
ISBN-10: 1853337846
Series: International Bar Association Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 15th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.93