Australian Left Review

Article Title

Summit for Nothing?

Authors

Peter Colley

Abstract

The Rio Earth Summit: blighted by a recalcitrant US? Peter Colley disagrees. He thinks the Summit outcome was better than the mass media's instincts suggested.

So many world leaders and so little action. Thus the jaundiced response of many environmentalists to the outcomes of the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in June. The US in particular has been condemned for diluting the Climate Change Convention and refusing to sign the Biodiversity Convention.

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