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Publication Date

2-1-1992

Series Information

Occasional Paper 102

Publisher

Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130

Description

Under the guise of cleaning up the environment, the UN sponsored the first-ever "Earth Summit" in June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. The conference, officially titled the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), was estimated to have been the largest conference ever held in the world at the time. UNCED's wide-ranging agenda obscures any real focus for the meeting, which attempted to synthesize economic and environmental globally. Given this unprecedented scope, much of the material leading up to the conference was hysterical, emotionalized, and unscientific in nature.

Keywords

UNCED, Earth Summit, Environmental Policy, Global Warming, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases

Disciplines

Economics | Public Policy

Comments

The Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), 1975-2001, is the predecessor of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi/org/10.7936/K7CZ35CF

DOI

doi:10.7936/K7CZ35CF

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