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In June 1997, heads of government and senior representatives from over 130 countries met in New York to consider what progress had been made since the first Earth Summit in 1992, and la decide upon priorities for the future. Earth Summit II presents the principal official documents agreed al the Summit alongside an authoritative analysis of where p...
This article outlines the results of analytical work carried out in preparation for the United Nations 2005 World Summit, held in New York in September 2005. The authors (with David Pearce, who passed away shortly after leading a major part of this study) addressed two questions of critical importance to efforts to achieve better integration of env...
The Brundtland Report (1987) is always worth re-reading. From p 316 onwards, the Brundtland Commission sought to establish leadership and coordination within the UN. Using diplomatic language, it was clearly irritated by the failure of most, if not all, UN initiatives to promote sustainability and to establish high-level centres of leadership and e...