April 27th 1987, “Our Common Future” report released

Also known as the Brundtland Report, this is the UN word-fest that gave us the concept of “Sustainable Development.”  From a climate change perspective, it’s also the reason the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change even got to be, basically.  The “Our Common Future” report was to be the subject of a big UN conference in 1992.  After this was decided, climate change popped up on the agenda (in every sense).  The rest is (horrible) history.

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Also onthis day –  In 2010, Kevin Rudd announced (at a hospital in Queensland) that there’d be no second bite at emissions reductions for Australia until 2012.  So much for the greatest moral challenge of our generation…

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