United Nations Conference on the Environment After Rio: It Implications for Environmental Protection

Posted: 12 Jun 2019

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Charity Emelie

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Date Written: May 25, 2019

Abstract

Although the environment is as old as nature, the need to protect the environment had a relatively late beginning in the world. The world. The incessant global technological and economic advancement attracted human interaction and therefore human attention to the global environment. The most significant starting point that provided a benchmark for international concern on the environment was the United Nations Inter-Government Conference on human environment at Stockholm between 5th – 16th of June 1972. The Declaration on the Human Environment also known as the Stockholm Declaration set out the principles for various international environmental issues, including human right, natural resource management, pollution prevention and the relationship between the Environment and Development. The highlight of this Conference was the setting up of the Brundtland Commission, which pioneered the Sustainable Development campaign which produced the basis for the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janerio, on the 3rd -14th of June 1992. Since this unprecedented Conference, other Conferences had taken place in the quest to address environmentally protection internationally. These Conferences will be x-rayed with the intention to highlight their impacts so far on the global environmental protection.

Suggested Citation

Emelie, Charity, United Nations Conference on the Environment After Rio: It Implications for Environmental Protection (May 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3394167

Charity Emelie (Contact Author)

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University ( email )

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Igbariam
Nigeria

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