S.Res.311 - A resolution expressing the Sense of the Senate regarding the policy of the United States at the World Summit on Sustainable Development and related matters.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/30/2002)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||07/30/2002 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7585-7586) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.311 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Expresses the sense of the Senate that having the President lead the U.S. delegation at the World Summit on Sustainable Development would send a strong signal of U.S. support.
Introduced in Senate (07/30/2002)
Calls for the United States to: (1) take specified steps at the Summit, such as reaffirming its support for the implementation of commitments entered into at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), supporting efforts to improve the institutional structure for implementing the framework created by Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, remaining firmly opposed to commercial whaling, and supporting measures to increase the use of renewable sources of energy worldwide; and (2) provide leadership and pursue the negotiation of international agreements to address global climate change and to protect the marine environment.
Urges the President to identify priority international environmental agreements that the United States has signed during and following the UNCED that the Administration will present to the Senate for ratification.