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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 5, MAY 1997
EARTH SUMMIT REVIEW
(See related NEWS article, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--May
Rio+5: From Agenda
to Action, Earth Council, Jan. 1997. Available from Vanguard Communications,
Washington, D.C. (tel: 202 331 4323), or from the Earth Council, San José,
Costa Rica (tel: 50 6 256 1611).
Despite some promising changes at the local level, governments continue to
fall behind in meeting the goals and commitments for sustainable development
established at the Earth Summit. Far too few countries, companies, institutions,
communities and citizens have made the choices needed to advance the mutually
reinforcing goals of sustainable development: environmental health, economic
prosperity, social equity and general well-being. Enumerates specific steps to
be taken, such as developing monitoring and reporting systems that allow
stakeholders to demonstrate their contributions and accountability to each
Unsustainable Development: Undermining the Earth with Public Funds, Inst.
for Res. in Public Expenditure (Hague, Neth.), Mar. 1997. Commissioned by, and
available from the Earth Council Inst.-Canada (tel: 416 203 8088; e-mail:
Examines subsidies offered around the world for agriculture, energy, road
transportation and water, by both developed and developing countries. They total
three to four percent of gross world product, usually do not produce the
intended results, and encourage wasteful use of water and energy. Calls for
global subsidy reform, discusses the political obstacles, and suggests
Achieved Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development,
K. Annan (U.N. Secretary-General), Apr. 1997. May be downloaded on the Internet
Prepared for an April 1997 working session of the U.N. Commission on
Sustainable Development. Recommends that the commission narrow the focus of its
work from about ten to only three major issues each year, and lays out a topic
schedule through 2001. Progress since the Earth Summit should be reviewed again
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