The Rio Conventions
- Agenda 21 — a comprehensive programme for global action in all areas of sustainable development.
- The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development — a series of principles defining the rights and responsibilities of States for environmental protection and achieving sustainable development.
- The Statement of Forest Principles — a set of principles to underlie the sustainable management of forests worldwide.
The Earth Summit influenced all subsequent UN conferences, since socio-economic issues were no longer tackled separately from the need for environmentally sustainable development.