The First International Earth Summit was held in Which Year?

By K Balaji|Updated : September 7th, 2022

The first International Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 14 June 1992. International Earth Summit or the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held among 172 governments to discuss the major concern of global climate change happening on the earth. Of these 172 governments, 116 have sent their head of the state or government as representatives.

Focus of the First International Earth Summit

The first international Earth Summit, or UNCED, was convinced for discussing the urgent problems concerning the environmental protection and socio-economic development of the world. Here is the major point of focus of the first International Earth Summit held in Brazil-

  • It was conducted to discuss the global change in climate conditions all over the globe.
  • After the first International Earth Summit, an agreement was made. As per this agreement, all the participating countries agreed not to carry out an activity on indigenous people’s land that can lead to the destruction of the environment or can prove to be inappropriate culturally.
  • It resulted in the formation of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

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  • United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), or the first International Earth Summit, took place on 14 June 1992 in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The summit was attended by 172 governments.

  • The first International Earth Summit was held in 1992 to discuss the emerging issue of drastic global climate change all over the world. As a result of the summit, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement came into effect.

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