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The history and legacy of the UN Conference on the Human Environment.
In 1972 the Swedish government took the initiative in organising what proved to be a landmark event – the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The approach of the 50th anniversary of this conference offers a timely opportunity to consider the role of international institutions in tackling the reciprocal impact of humans and the environment, as well as the history of the discourses of economic inequality, debates over rights to natural resources, and more.
Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney
Sverker Sörlin, KTH Stockholm
Paul Warde, University of Cambridge