Stockholm and Beyond: Report

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972 - 152 pages
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And recommendations -- Human settlements: planning and management of human settlements for environmental quality -- Resource management: environmental aspects of natural resource management -- Pollutants: identification and control of pollutants and nuisances of broad international significance -- Education: Educational, informational, social, and cultural aspects of environmental problems -- Development: development and the environment -- Institutional arrangements: institutional arrangements and the declaration on the human environment -- Appendix-List of witnesses.

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Page 142 - States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
Page 142 - Science and technology, as part of their contribution to economic and social development, must be applied to the identification, avoidance and control of environmental risks and the solution of environmental problems and for the common good of mankind.
Page 141 - Economic and social development is essential for ensuring a favourable living and working environment for man and for creating conditions on earth that are necessary for the improvement of the quality of life.
Page 142 - Resources should be made available to preserve and improve the environment, taking into account the circumstances and particular requirements of developing countries and any costs which may emanate from their incorporating environmental safeguards into their development planning and the need for making available to them, upon their request, additional international technical and financial assistance for this purpose.
Page 142 - Demographic policies, which are without prejudice to basic human rights and which are deemed appropriate by Governments concerned, should be applied in those regions where the rate of population growth or excessive population concentrations are likely to have adverse effects on the environment or development, or where low population density may prevent improvement of the human environment and impede development.
Page 91 - Sea scheduled to begin in 1973, as well as in regional efforts, with a view to bringing all significant sources of pollution within the marine environment, including radioactive pollution from nuclear surface ships and submarines, and in particular in enclosed and...
Page 141 - The non-renewable resources of the earth must be employed in such a way as to guard against the danger of their future exhaustion and to ensure that benefits from such employment are shared by all mankind.
Page 141 - The discharge of toxic substances or of other substances and the release of heat, in such quantities or concentrations as to exceed the capacity of the environment to render them harmless, must be halted in order to ensure that serious or irreversible damage is not inflicted upon ecosystems.
Page 142 - Rational planning constitutes an essential tool for reconciling any conflict between the needs of development and the need to protect and improve the environment.
Page 56 - Committee concurs. 98. It is also recommended that governments: (a) Take steps to co-ordinate and co-operate on the management of shared protected areas. Agreement should be reached on such aspects as the rights of guards to follow poachers across international boundaries, mutual legislation, patrolling systems, exchange of information, research projects, collaboration on measures of burning, plant and animal control, fishery regulations, censuses, tourist circuits and frontier formalities.