|Meaning of the earth summit: The increasing focus on environmental issues within the periphery of global politics was firmly consolidated at the UN Conference on environment and development held in Rio de Janiro, Brazil in June 1992. It was also called the Earth Summit.|
|(i) This Summit produced conventions dealing with climate change, biodiversity and forestry.|
|(ii) It recommended a list of development practices called Agenda 21.|
|(iii) Under this list there was consensus on combining economic growth with ecological responsibility, known as sustainable development.|
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