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#FridaysforFuture & #ClimateStrike Greta Thunberg Vancouver Oct 25, 2019

We are here to speak up for the bears around the world! If kids can speak up for their future we can carry a couple signs at a rally and remind people wildlife is disappearing as we are starting to think about how to solve an issue of humankind’s making!

#climatestrike #fridaysforfuture @gretathunberg Today at The Climate Strike my friend who attended the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm carried a sign which had the Conference Logo & Slogan ‘Only One Earth’ asking the question “Why has nothing changed?”


Stockholm Declaration in 1972: 47 years later-There is nothing new here folks-just three or four more generations fighting for these principles in 2019!

The meeting agreed upon a Declaration containing 26 principles concerning the environment and development; an Action Plan with 109 recommendations, and a Resolution.[7]

Principles of the Stockholm Declaration:[8]

1. Human rights must be asserted, apartheid and colonialism condemned
2. Natural resources must be safeguarded
3. The Earth’s capacity to produce renewable resources must be maintained
4. Wildlife must be safeguarded
5. Non-renewable resources must be shared and not exhausted
6. Pollution must not exceed the environment’s capacity to clean itself
7. Damaging oceanic pollution must be prevented
8. Development is needed to improve the environment
9. Developing countries therefore need assistance
10. Developing countries need reasonable prices for exports to carry out environmental management
11. Environment policy must not hamper development
12. Developing countries need money to develop environmental safeguards
13. Integrated development planning is needed
14. Rational planning should resolve conflicts between environment and development
15. Human settlements must be planned to eliminate environmental problems
16. Governments should plan their own appropriate population policies
17. National institutions must plan development of states’ natural resources
18. Science and technology must be used to improve the environment
18. Environmental education is essential
19. Environmental research must be promoted, particularly in developing countries
20. States may exploit their resources as they wish but must not endanger others
21. Compensation is due to states thus endangered
22. Each nation must establish its own standards
23. There must be cooperation on international issues
24. International organizations should help to improve the environment
25. Weapons of mass destruction must be eliminated
26. One of the seminal issues that emerged from the conference is the recognition for poverty alleviation for protecting the environment.

The Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her seminal speech in the conference brought forward the connection between ecological management and poverty alleviation.[9]

Some argue[10] that this conference, and more importantly the scientific conferences preceding it, had a real impact on the environmental policies of the European Community (that later became the European Union). For example, in 1973, the EU created the Environmental and Consumer Protection Directorate, and composed the first Environmental Action Program. Such increased interest and research collaboration arguably paved the way for further understanding of global warming, which has led to such agreements as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and has given a foundation of modern environmentalism.
The 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm Slogan was ‘Only One Earth’ We have to ask the question “Why has nothing changed in 47 years?”
















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