Stockholm 1972

  • Conference : United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
  • It was first declaration of international protection of the environment
  • Held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5–16 in 1972.
  • The meeting agreed upon a Declaration containing 26 principles concerning the environment and development;
  • One of the seminal issue that emerged from the conference is the recognition for poverty alleviation for protecting the environment.
  • Indira Gandhi attended it
  • The conference let to increased interest and research collaboration which paved the way for further understanding of global warming, which has led to such agreements as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and has given a foundation of modern environmentalism.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme has been established by the United Nations General Assembly in pursuance of the Stockholm Conference

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