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United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit 1992)

The united nations conference on Environment and Development, also known as the “Earth Summit,” was a major international conference held in 1992 at which representatives of almost every nation of the world participated in an effort to forge a plan for economic development and environmental protection. For many years prior to the meeting, conflicting views about the value of economic development versus environmental protection stood in the way of international progress on environmental issues in negotiations between states of the world. In 1987, a new understanding of the problem of environment versus development was introduced, and proposals for simultaneously dealing with problems of the environment and poverty were offered in a report called Our Common Future. The report was prepared by a United Nations (UN) ...

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