The ISC Council
- In: About Us
- Updated 13 Feb 2014
|Barbaran, Francisco, Ph.D.||Argentina National Research Council||Argentina|
|Crispin, William, Esq.||Hendrix & Crispin||Florida|
|Dodson, Ronald G, M.S.||The Dodson Group||New York|
|Gibeault, Vic, Ph.D.||University of California, Riverside (retired)||California|
|Harivandi, Ali Ph.D.||University of California, Davis (retired)||California|
|Hendrix, Noble M.D.||GolfPreserves||Florida|
|Herbert, Jack||Cold Climate Housing Research Center||Alaska|
|Jones, Pierce Ph.D.||University of Florida||Florida|
|Jones, Stephen B.,Ph.d.||Antioch University New England||New Hampshire|
|Lewis, Carol Ph.D.||University of Alaska Fairbanks (retired)||Alaska|
|Love, Bill, M.S.||W. R. Love Architecture||Maryland|
|Ruiz, Justin, CGCS||The Rim Golf Club||Arizona|
|Snow, James T.||United States Golf Association (retired)||New Jersey|
|Sebastian, Mike||APGG Publishing||Singapore|
|Stewart, Dale, P.E.||LandDesign||North Carolina|
|Wang, Eddie AIA||GLC Company||California|
|Woolbright, Larry Ph.D.||Siena College||New York|
The Origins of the Principles of Sustainability
The United Nations (UN) Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Summit, Earth Summit was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro from June 3 to June 14, 1992. 172 governments participated, with 108 sending their heads of state or government. Some 2,400 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attended, with 17,000 people at the parallel NGO Forum, who had so-called Consultative Status.
An important achievement was an agreement on the Climate Change Convention which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol. Another was agreement to "not carry out any activities on the lands of indigenous peoples that would cause environmental degradation or that would be culturally inappropriate". The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature at the Earth Summit, and made a start towards redefinition of money supply measures that did not inherently encourage destruction of natural eco-regions and economic growth considered not to be sustainable.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is a research program that focuses on ecosystem changes over the course of decades, and projecting those changes into the future. It was launched in 2001 with support from the United Nations by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) was called for by the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000. Initiated in 2001, the objective of the MA was to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and the scientific basis for action needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of those systems and their contribution to human well-being. The MA has involved the work of more than 1,360 experts worldwide. Their findings, contained in five technical volumes and six synthesis reports, provide a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide (such as clean water, food, forest products, flood control, and natural resources) and the options to restore, conserve or enhance the sustainable use of ecosystems.
The United Nations
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment