Category: Earth Summit

Rio Conventions and Commissions 0

Rio Conventions and Commissions

The Summit brought environment and development issues firmly into the public arena. Along with the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21 it led to agreement on two legally binding conventions: the UN Convention on Biological...

Stockholm 1972 0

Stockholm 1972

The concept of sustainable development dates back a long way, but it was at the UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 1972) that the international community met for the first time to consider...

The Brundtland Commission 0

The Brundtland Commission

In the 1980s the UN set up the Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, named after its Chair Gro Harlem Brundtland. 

Rio+5, 1997 0

Rio+5, 1997

The description of sustainable development in Agenda 21 called for a total shift in the status quo of prevalent value systems and institutional processes. Such global change could never have occurred over night. When progress...