The Rio Earth Summit (1992)
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- The GEF—Five Years after Rio: Time to
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.