The World Summit on Sustainable Development, also called Rio+10, was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 26 to September 4, 2002 as a follow-up to the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. It was organized by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) with the aim of bringing together leaders from government, business, and nongovernmental organizations in order to review the results of the implementation of Agenda 21 and other main outcomes of the Earth Summit. Agenda 21 is a nonbinding international agreement on implementation of sustainable development measures, including management of natural resources and efforts to change unsustainable consumption patterns. Participants in the World Summit identified quantifiable targets for better implementing Agenda 21.

The main outcome of the World Summit ...

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