Document Type

Book Chapter

Date

2008

Embargo Period

9-21-2010

Keywords

air pollution, sustainable development, agenda 21, fossil fuels, rio declaration, earth summit

Language

English

Disciplines

Environmental Law

Description/Abstract

This book chapter reviews United States efforts to comply with Agenda 21's prescriptions germane to air quality over the last five years and to meet the goals in the Rio Declaration. It concludes that the United States has improved air quality over the last five years, but that the United States has failed to meet the ambitious goals suggested by the Rio Declaration. The paper recommends that the United States move toward a phaseout of fossil fuels, better support advanced technology, and improve monitoring and enforcement.

Additional Information

from AGENDA FOR A SUSTAINABLE AMERICA, John Dernback, ed., Environmental Institute, 2008

Source

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