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Stockholm Declaration of 1972 Broadly Recognizes Global Environmental Issues

The Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm signifies the first time that environmental issues were formally recognized on the global stage, and guidelines to address these problems were endorsed by 113 countries.

Nature and Territory in the Making of Brazil

During the colonial period, human occupation of Brazil was sparse, fragmented, and uneven. The most significant transformations in rural and urban landscapes in Brazil began in the mid-twentieth century, as part of a broader process of social and economic transformation which brought urbanisation and industrialisation to Brazil.