Earth Sumit Essay

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Earth Summit 2002 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The World Summit on Sustainable Development, WSSD or Earth Summit 2002 took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26 August to 4 September 2002. It was convened to discuss sustainable development by the United Nations. WSSD gathered a number of leaders from business and non-governmental organizations, 10 years after the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. (It was therefore also informally nicknamed "Rio+10".) Contents[hide] * 1 Declarations * 2 Agreements * 3 Partnership Initiatives * 4 U.S. Participation * 5 History * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links | [edit] Declarations The Johannesburg Declaration was the main outcome of the Summit; however, there were several other international agreements. [1] It laid out the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation as an action plan. [2] [edit] Agreements Johannesburg, 27 August: agreement was made to restore the world's depleted fisheries for 2015. It was agreed to by negotiators at the World Summit. [edit] Partnership Initiatives Instead of new agreements between governments, the Earth Summit was organized mostly around almost 300 "partnership initiatives" known as Type II, as opposed to Type I Parnerships which are the more classic outcome of international treaties. These were to be the key means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. These are kept in a database of Partnerships for Sustainable Development. [3] [edit] U.S. Participation The absence of the United States rendered the summit partially impotent. George W. Bush boycotted the summit and did not attend. Except for a brief appearance by Colin Powell, who hurriedly addressed the closing stages of the conference while his airplane taxied on the run-way of Johannesburg International, the US government did not send a delegation, earning

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