Green movement well-rooted 20 years after Earth Summit

19 June 2012 - Edmonton Journal

As many as 50,000 people and more than 100 heads of state have gathered in Rio de Janeiro to mark two anniversaries: the 40th anniversary of the first international meeting on environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, and the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Earth Summit on sustainable development, held in June 1992.  The current event, known as Rio+20, highlights areas of progress - from reducing some key air pollutants in Canada and other industrialized countries to drastically curbing the global use of ozone-destroying chemicals. But it also underscores a long list of environmental conditions that show mounting deterioration, from problems affecting the planet's oceans to biodiversity loss and climate change. Read More.