On August 26, 2002, the World Summit on Sustainable Development was convened in Johannesburg, South Africa. The was the second “Earth Summit,” following the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. The conference is most often nicknamed “Rio+10.” (The 2012 Earth Summit, held in Rio again, is nicknamed “Rio+20”.)The focus of Rio+10 was sustainable development. Sustainable development is the process of human construction, growth, and consumption that can be maintained with minimal damage to the natural environment.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry business Noun
sale of goods and services, or a place where such sales take place.
group of organisms or a social group interacting in a specific region under similar environmental conditions.
meeting for discussion.
arrangement of different parts.
process of using goods and services.
to assemble or come together.
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
environmental coalition Noun
group of people or organizations who are united in defense of the environment or an environmental issue.
to continue, keep up, or support.
the lowest or least.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
Encyclopedic Entry: nation outcome Noun
meeting or conference of top leaders.
sustainable development Noun
human construction, growth, and consumption that can be maintained with minimal damage to the natural environment.
official agreement between groups of people.