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The World Summit on Sustainable Development, or Earth Summit took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 26 to September 4, 2002 to discuss sustainable development issues. It was organised by the United Nations and gathered a number of leaders of nations, businesses and Non-governmental organizations, 10 years after the World Summit in Rio de Janeiro. (It's was therefor also informal nicknamed "Rio+10".) Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs according to the Brundtland Report, a 1987 report from the United Nations. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945. ... Jump to: navigation, search A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is not part of a government and was not founded by states. ...

George W. Bush decided not to attend or send a representative, earning him praise in a letter from conservative, corporate-sponsored organizations such as Americans for Tax Reform, American Enterprise Institute, and Competitive Enterprise Institute. Jump to: navigation, search George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former Governor of the State of Texas. ... Americans for Tax Reform is an interest group seeking to reduce the overall level of taxation in the United States, at the federal, state and local level. ... The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a think tank founded in 1943 whose stated mission is to support the foundations of freedom - limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense. ... The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization founded in 1984 and dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. ...

Johannesburg, 27 August: by 2015 agreement was made to restore the world's depleted fisheries. It was agreed to by negotiators at the World Summit.

But as usual the process proceeded slowly and full of ironies. Protestors outside were having fun, even dancing, whilst demanding food, work and a better environment. Annette Cotter said "If the people who were marching today were inside the meeting room representing our planet, there'd be laughter, fun, dancing, and real action."

Earth Summit 2002 attendees have been critized as hypoticritical for having expensive catered food and drink while a few miles away there were starving South Africans.

hi Sustainability is a systemic concept, relating to the continuity of economic, social, and environmental aspects of human society. ... Energy development is the ongoing effort to provide abundant and accessible energy through knowledge, skills, and constructions. ... Jump to: navigation, search Green energy is a term used by some environmentalists to describe what they deem to be environmentally friendly sources of power. ...

External Sites

  • Greenpeace Earth Summit Page
  • Friends of the Earth press release on conservative organizations' support of Bush's decision not to attend

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