FAQS about the Stockholm Conference 1972

4. Why is the “Stockholm Conference” known as the “First Earth Summit”?

The Stockholm Conference was the first global climate summit to preserve the Earth’s environment. It was the public beginning to treat the issue of the environment as a global issue of significant importance. 113 countries, 19 intergovernmental organizations, and more than 400 non-governmental organizations participated.

It was also the first world conference to make the environment a major issue. The participants adopted a series of principles for the sound management of the environment, including “The Stockholm Declaration and Action Plan for the Human Environment”.

“The Stockholm Declaration, containing 26 principles, placed environmental issues at the forefront of international concerns and marked the beginning of a dialogue between industrialized and developing countries on the link between economic growth, air pollution, water and oceans and the well-being of people around the world”, as defined by the UN.

Recommended Reading: Summary and conclusions of the Rio Summit. Second Earth Summit, by SGK-PLANET

At the end of answer No. 10, you can see all of the 7 “Proclamations” and the 26 “Principles” of the “Stockholm Declaration”.

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