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Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Declares that the Congress adopts specified principles on rights and obligations with respect to the environment, to be known as the Earth Charter, and urges the nations participating in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in June 1992 to adopt the same rights and obligations as a separate Earth Charter. Includes within such principles:
(1) the integration of environmental and development objectives with economic and trade policies;
(2) the promotion of sustainable development;
(3) respect for human rights;
(4) the adoption of precautionary measures to prevent causes of environmental degradation;
(5) a commitment to peace and security;
(6) the elimination of unsustainable patterns of production and consumption;
(7) the availability of information relevant to environment and development;
(8) open and free market objectives;
(9) the bearing of pollution costs by polluters;
(10) the establishment of democratic institutions;
(11) the elimination of poverty; and
(12) assistance to developing countries.
House Republican Conference Summary
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House Democratic Caucus Summary
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