24365d85ca "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development". It was held from 13 to 22 June. Retrieved 2014-08-04. .. Moreover, important legally binding agreements (Rio Convention) were opened for signature:. Habitat.igc.org. See also. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Agenda 21 Forest Principles . The issues addressed included:. ISBN90 411 0683 9.
Cbd.int. An important achievement of the summit was an agreement on the Climate Change Convention which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. ^ United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. 172 governments participated, with 116 sending their heads of state or government. Some 2,400 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attended, with 17,000 people at the parallel NGO "Global Forum" (also called Forum Global), who had Consultative Status. Critics point out that many of the agreements made in Rio have not been realized regarding such fundamental issues as fighting poverty and cleaning up the environment. Retrieved 4 August 2014. p.1.