In the Rio Declaration was adopted and contained in part Principle 10 stating that: “Environmental issues are best handled with. The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development is a set of principles that recognize the importance of preserving the environment and set forth. The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, often shortened to Rio Declaration, was a short document produced at the United Nations "Conference on Environment and Development" (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit.


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Nations have the right to exploit their own resourcesbut without causing environmental damage beyond their borders. Environmental protection shall constitute an integral rio declaration of the development process.

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States shall facilitate and encourage public awareness and participation by making information widely rio declaration. States should recognize and duly support their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation in the achievement of sustainable development.

The environment and natural resources of people under oppression, domination and occupation shall be protected. Principle 11 States shall enact effective environmental legislation.

Environmental standards, management objectives and priorities should reflect the environmental and developmental context to which they apply. Standards applied by some countries may be rio declaration and of unwarranted economic and social cost to other countries, in particular developing countries.

Principle 12 States should cooperate to promote a supportive and open international rio declaration system that would lead to economic growth and sustainable development in all countries, to better address the problems of environmental degradation. Trade policy measures for environmental purposes should not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction rio declaration international trade.

Unilateral actions to deal with environmental challenges outside the jurisdiction of the importing country should be avoided.


Environmental measures addressing transboundary or global environmental problems should, as far as possible, be based on an international consensus. Principle 13 States shall develop national law regarding liability and compensation for the victims of pollution and other environmental damage.

States shall also cooperate in an expeditious and more determined manner to develop further international law regarding liability rio declaration compensation for adverse effects of environmental damage caused by activities within their jurisdiction rio declaration control to areas beyond their jurisdiction.

Principle 14 States should effectively cooperate to discourage or prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental rio declaration or are found to be harmful to human health.

Principle 15 Rio declaration order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities.