Earth Summit '92

Table of Contents

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Maurice Strong

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Richard Sandbrook, ORE

Wangari Maathai

Lee A. Kimball

David Lascelles


International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policies

Combating poverty

Changing consumption patterns

Demographic dynamics and sustainability

Protecting and promoting human health

Promoting sustainable human settlement development

Integrating environment and development in decision-making

Protecting the atmosphere

Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources

Combating deforestation

Managing fragile ecosystems: combating desertification and drought

Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development

Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development

Conservation of biological diversity

Environmentally sound management of biotechnology

Protection of the oceans, all kinds of seas, including enclosed and semi-enclosed areas, and coastal areas and the protection, rational use and development of their living resources

Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources

Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products

Environmentally sound management hazardous wastes, including prevention of illegal international traffic in hazardous wastes

Environmental sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issues

Safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive wastes


Global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development

Children and youth in sustainable development

Recognizing and strengthening the role of indigenous people and their communities

Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations: partners for sustainable development

Local authorities’ initiatives in support of Agenda 21

Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions

Strengthening the role of business and industry

Scientific and technological community

Strengthening the role of farmers

Financial resources and mechanisms

Transfer of environmentally sound technology, cooperation and capacity building

Science for sustainable development

Promoting education, public awareness and training

National mechanisms and international cooperation for capacity-building

International institutional arrangements

International legal instruments and mechanisms

Information for decision-making

Index to Agenda 21