Excerpts from ‘Only One Earth’ – Chapter 2: Earth Summit 1992, Rio de Janeiro
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After the 1972 Stockholm Conference, a stock market crash and oil crisis took the world’s attention away from the environment and towards the economy. The economic impact set the stage for the long struggle between governments choosing between the false dichotomy of the environment and economy.
This chapter outlines the struggle and triumphs in the 20 year before the first Rio Conference in 1992, including the development of multinational negotiations, the Rio Principles and Agenda 21.