Global Climate Change Digest: Main Page | Introduction | Archives | Calendar | Copy Policy | Abbreviations | Guide to Publishers


GCRIO Home ->arrow Library ->arrow Archives of the Global Climate Change Digest ->arrow June 1994 ->arrow NEWS... SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Search

U.S. Global Change Research Information Office logo and link to home

Last Updated:
February 28, 2007

GCRIO Program Overview

 

 

Library 
Our extensive collection of documents.

 

Get Acrobat Reader

Privacy Policy

Global Climate Change DigestArchives of the
Global Climate Change Digest

A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1994

NEWS... SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


Item #d94jun192

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) held its first major session during the last half of May in New York City, under its new chairman Klaus Töpfer, the environment minister of Germany. The CSD is charged with implementing the broad array of goals spelled out in the Agenda 21 text at the 1992 Earth Summit.

According to accounts in Intl. Environ. Rptr. (pp. 457-458, June 1) and Global Environ. Change Rep. (p. 3, June 10), progress was modest. Two ad hoc working groups were established, on finance, and on land, desertification and biodiversity. The group gave qualified endorsement to economic instruments such as tradable emission rights and taxes on pollution, with Töpfer calling for innovative approaches such as an international air traffic tax to support sustainable development projects.

A recent issue of Earth Negotiations Bulletin contains a summary and analysis of the CSD meeting. It is published free of charge by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, 161 Portage Ave. E, 6th Fl., Winnipeg MB R3B 0Y4, Can. (tel: 204-958-7700; fax: 204-958-7710).

  • Guide to Publishers
  • Index of Abbreviations

  • Hosted by U.S. Global Change Research Information Office. Copyright by Center for Environmental Information, Inc. For more information contact U.S. Global Change Research Information Office, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: +1 202 223 6262. Fax: +1 202 223 3065. Email: Web: www.gcrio.org. Webmaster:
    U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Intranet Logo and link to Home