Review of the Global Environment 10 Years After Stockholm: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, March 30, April 1 and 20, 1982

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Страница 252 - Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and developmental 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.
Страница 8 - Now, therefore, be it 1 Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Rep2 resentatives that...
Страница 45 - Future United States bilateral support for development should focus on critical problems in those functional sectors which affect the lives of the majority of the people in the developing countries: food production; rural development and nutrition; population planning and health; and education, public administration, and human resource development.
Страница 20 - We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil; all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
Страница 131 - fallow periods under shifting cultivation have become too short to restore fertility in some areas.
Страница 130 - During the sixties, the • introduction of the fertilizer-responsive varieties of wheat and rice enabled many Third World countries to raise food output per hectare too. Between mid-century and the early seventies the steady rise in cereal yield per hectare was one of the most predictable trends in the world economy, increasing at an average of 2.2 percent annually. Since 1970, however, the rate has fallen to 1.6 percent per year as idled (and usually marginal) US cropland was returned to production...
Страница 77 - Development and conservation are equally necessary for our survival and for the discharge of our responsibilities as trustees of natural resources for the generations to come
Страница 79 - ... systems (such as soil) regeneration and protection, the recycling of nutrients, and the cleansing of waters), on which human survival and development depend; b.
Страница 78 - Strategy is intended to stimulate a more focusscd approach to living resource conservation and to provide policy guidance on how this can be carried out. It concentrates on the main problems directly affecting the achievement of conservation's objectives: and on how to deal with them through conservation. In particular, the Strategy identifies the action needed both to improve conservation efficiency and to integrate conservation and development.
Страница 81 - ... (g) suggests ways of increasing the number of trained personnel; and proposes more management-oriented research and research-oriented management, so that the most urgently needed basic information is generated more quickly (section 12). (h) recommends greater public participation in planning and decision making concerning living resource use; and proposes environmental education programmes and campaigns to build support for conservation (section 13).

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