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Occasional Paper 102
Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130
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.
UNCED, Earth Summit, Environmental Policy, Global Warming, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases
Economics | Public Policy
Weidenbaum, Murray L., ""Earth Summit": UN Spectacle with a Cast of Thousands", Occasional Paper 102, 1992, doi:10.7936/K7CZ35CF.
Murray Weidenbaum Publications, http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/mlw_papers/118.