The Rio Earth Summit (1992)

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The GEF—Five Years after Rio: Time to take stock
GEF Council Meeting April 30 - May 1, 1997. GEF manages the world’s largest amount of resources dedicated to addressing global environmental problems, and has leveraged additional funds due to associated large World Bank loans for the energy sector in developing countries. No provisions for NGO and stakeholder input into the process.
Report Says World Condition Worsens Since Rio Summit
Reuters, 14 May 1997. The impact of the Rio Summit of 1993. Five years after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, treaties to protect the atmosphere and biodiversity are foundering, the world's population is spiraling, and more than one billion people cannot feed themselves.
Post-Rio Failures Make World Less Safe
By Thalif Deen, IPS, 10 May 1998. The world would be an ecologically safer place today if recommendations made at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro had been implemented by now, according to the head of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). He blames the international community for reneging on commitments made at the Rio summit six years ago.
South Africa, Lookng back at the Rio Summit farce
From Lucien van der Walt, 10 Aug 2002. Despite the optimism of Greens, the Rio Earth Summit was dominated by the very political leaders responsible for the global ecological crisis in the first place. Solutions were not, cannot, and never will be, found by such groups. Grass roots action is the only answer.
A planetary defeat: The failure of global environmental reform
By John Bellamy Foster, The Monthly Review, January 2003. The first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992 generated hopes that the world would at long last address its global ecological problems and introduce a process of sustainable development. Now, with a second summit being held ten years later in Johannesburg, that dream has to a large extent faded.