Earth Summit 1992
Earth Summit 1992 was the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), commonly known as the Rio Summit, Rio Conference. It was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 June to 14 June 1992. It was attended by 172 Governments. The outcome of this summit was the following documents:
- Forest Principles
- Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- Out of the above, the documents on Convention on Biological Diversity and UNFCC were set as legally binding agreements.
Green Cross International
Following the Earth Summit 1992, Green Cross International was founded by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993 to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all by fostering a value shift and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity’s relationship with nature. After that , Thirty-one countries have established Green Cross National organisations which are part of Green Cross International.