Agendas for Sustainability: Environment and Development Into the Twenty-first Century
Routledge/SEI Global Environment and Development Series
by MacDonald, Mary.
Publication: London ; New York Routledge, 2002.
For months the international media had been enchanted by this thing called the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. This was the Earth Summit. It was held in June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, where more than 100 heads of state and delegations from over 170 countries had come to put the finishing touches on what was being billed as an agenda for the twenty-first century. But this was to be a very different animal. Some history The 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring,1 in which she made a powerful argument for the link between pesticide use, widespread pollution the views of each and every individual who participated’. ..
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