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Rio SummitJoe Segen2016-12-14T15:01:17+00:00
ENVIRONMENT, GLOBAL VILLAGE
An international conference held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, which provided a forum for addressing the population-related and other man-made changes* on the global ecosystem.
*Including tropical deforestation, extinction of species, desertification, declining biodiversity, accumulation of greenhouse gases, air and water pollution, alterations in food production, and others; 172 governments participated; 108 sent their heads of state; 17,000 people participated in the non-governmental organisation–NGO forum.
Rio also hosted the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20, Rio Earth Summit 2012).
Synonyms Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Rio Conference, UNCED, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development