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At the start of the 1970s, environmental issues began to become a major concern for the international community. Driven by three reports that outlined human impact on the planet, governments agreed to organise the first intergovernmental environment meeting – the 1972 Stockholm UN Human Environment Conference.

In this chapter, Felix Dodds outlines the birth of the multilateral approach to sustainability; what we knew then, what action we took and how that set path for global summits to come.