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30 years on from Rio Earth Summit not that much has been achieved.

Climate change: 30 years on from Rio Earth Summit, did it actually achieve
anything? – Dr Richard Dixon. Thirty years ago tomorrow, the United
Nations Conference on Environment and Development opened in Rio de Janeiro.
Nearly 200 countries met for 11 days and four international agreements were

But has it made any difference? More familiarly known as the Earth
Summit, the event was held 20 years on from the 1972 Human Environment
Conference and followed the 1987 Brundtland report which cemented the
concept of sustainable development. There was a great deal of optimism that
humankind might finally be about to get really serious about the damage we
were doing to the planet.

Sadly the best we seem to be able to say about
the Earth Summit and the subsequent 30 years is that things aren’t quite
as bad as they would have been if we hadn’t bothered. 

Scotsman 2nd June 2022

June 4, 2022 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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