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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1992
The following are related to the U.N. Conference on
Environment and Development (UNCED) to be held in Rio de Janiero in June. See
also Reports/Earth Summit, this GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST
"Earth Summit Raises Expectations," Nature, p. 1, Mar. 5,
1992. Editorial arguing that the conference is more likely to succeed if
political and financial realities are recognized.
"UNCED Meeting, Ozone-Depleting Substances Top International
Environmental Agenda for 1992," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 54 ff.,
Jan. 29, 1992. A lengthy special report.
"A New Science for a New Age," T. O'Riordan, New Scientist,
p. 14, Jan. 25, 1992. Comment on the "new science" needed to support
sustainable development in the next century; it must effectively integrate
aspects of the natural and social sciences.
"Strong Calls for Global Guardians," D. MacKenzie, ibid.,
p. 16. Maurice Strong, head of the Earth Summit, thinks one of its most
important outcomes could be an "Earth Council" of scientists and other
Amicus Journal, Winter 1992, contains a special 15-page Earth Summit
section with several articles.
"PrepCom 3: Preparing for UNCED," S. Collett, Environment,
Jan./Feb. 1992, pp. 3-5, 45. Discusses progress on the Earth Charter and Agenda
21 through the third preparatory meeting last August.
"North-South Showdown," J. Kirwin, Tomorrow, Vol. 1, No.
2, pp. 90-93, 1991. (Tomorrow Media Kungsgaten 27, S-111 56 Stockholm, Swed.)
Discusses the disputes between developing and industrialized countries that have
characterized Earth Summit preparations from the start.
Earth Summit: UN Spectacle with a Cast of Thousands (see
Reports/Earth Summit, this GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST issue--Apr.
Introductory Guide to the Earth Summit contains background on UNCED,
its organization, and opportunities for citizen participation. Copies are
available for $2 from U.S. Citizen's Network on UNCED, 300 Broadway, S. 39, San
Francisco CA 94133 (415-956-6162).
The People's Alliance for the Earth Summit was formed in February by 50
activist grassroots groups in the U.S. to influence the final preparatory
meeting held in New York (Feb. 29-Apr. 2). More than 40 events were scheduled
during the meeting. (224 E. 7th St., #11, New York NY 10009; 212-353-0269).
EcoNet is one of the most useful of several computer networks for
keeping abreast of Earth Summit developments, according to an article on
available networks in World Watch (pp. 5-7, Jan.-Feb., 1992).
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