1992 UNCED Earth Summit. Comfortably installed at the Head Table in Rio de Janeiro.

UN COP Climate SUMMIT- Brasil 1992

1992, UNCED – EARTH SUMMIT, Rio de Janeiro

NOTICE ANYTHING A BIT WEIRD, PERHAPS A BIT UNSETTLING HERE? (Or is this the way things are supposed to be?)

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June in 1992.
The Earth Summit was created as a response for Member States to cooperate together internationally on development issues after the Cold War. Due to issues relating to sustainability being too big for individual member states to handle, Earth Summit was held as a platform for other Member States to collaborate. Since the creation, many others in the field of sustainability show a similar development to the issues discussed in these conferences, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

One achievement of the summit was an agreement:  The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. It then entered into force on 21 March 1994, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it.

The UNFCCC objective is to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. The framework sets non-binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms. (Thanks WP)

The above group photo shows the key delegations and people  behind the initiative at the time.
World Streets Gender Watch will publish other group photos taken to celebrate the accomplishments of future COP annual meetings.
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World Streets on Full Gender Parity

Gender parity board hand

TO FIX SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT  . . . 

 Ensure Full Gender Parity in all Decision and Investment Fora

And please note this: it is the ONLY way to get this important job done! To get the much needed results we need a hammer, not a paint brush. This leadership function cannot be passively sub-contracted to the other sex. World Streets and the New Mobility Agenda have since 1988 been vigorous proponents of full gender parity in all planning and decision counsel. In this section you will find a number of the articles that we have published arguing in favor of gender parity in recent years.

 SOME REFERENCES: 

* Women, Transport and Leadership.  An Introduction: http://bit.ly/2RSJ6Eg

*  Visit  Women, Climate, Leadership : Seizing the Lead (Not asking for permission)

* Facebook page at – tps://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/fullgenderparity/

* Postings. https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/fullgenderparity/

* Sitting at the Head Table in . .https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/at-the-head-table

 

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