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Earth Sumit Essay

  • Submitted by: shova
  • on November 3, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
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Earth Summit 2002
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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 Bush praise in a letter from conservative, corporate-sponsored organizations such as Americans for...

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