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What Was the 'Earth Summit? How Far Did the Summit Prove to Be Useful? Explain. - Political Science

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What was the 'Earth Summit? How far did the summit prove to be useful? Explain.

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The increasing focus on environmental issues within the periphery of global politics was firmly consolidated at the UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992. This was known as the Earth Summit.

Usefulness of the Earth Summit :-

  1. It produced conventions dealing with climate change, biodiversity, forestry and recommended a list of development practices known as ‘Agenda 21’.
  2. There was unanimity on combining economic growth with ecological responsibility. This approach to development is commonly known as ‘sustainable development’.
  3. A set of principles—Forest Principles—was formed to underlie the sustainable development of forests worldwide.
Concept: Environment Movement and Evolution of Global Environmental Norms
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