Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, author
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), or the Earth Summit, convened in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 in the hopes of launching a number of more environmentally responsible international agreements. The Conference brought together the largest number of world leaders ever assembled: The conference produced Agenda 21, perhaps the most complex and comprehensive international document ever attempted. Initially, there was hope for four international conventions: (1) Forests, (2) Biotechnology, (3) Biodiversity, and (4) Climate, though only the latter two survived the negotiating process The Summit solidified two new principles of international order: an equitable international economic order, and sustainable development.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-225).
United Nations conference on environment and development
international economic order