United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

  • It is also called Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit , Rio SummitRio Conference, and Earth Summit
  • Held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio+20 also held in Rio de Janeiro in 2012
  • Summit resulted in following documents :
    • Agenda 21
    • Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
    • Forest Principles
  • Following legally binding agreements were opened for signature in this summit:
    • Convention on Biological Diversity
    • Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)
    • UN Convention to Combat Desertification

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