Rio Summit

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A 1992 conference that provided a forum for addressing the population-related and other man-made changes on the global ecosystem
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China was one of the first nations to act on the environmental agenda ("Agenda 21") developed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
China has assumed an active role in international environmental protection discussions, starting with the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and the Kyoto Protocol, Although China has not signed most international environmental agreements, it has been a major participant in the scientific information exchange process.
The origins of the Kyoto Protocol date to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the so-called Rio Earth Summit), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
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