The establishment of machinery for the prevention and settlement of environmental disputes and for the allocation for costs and benefits of developmet projects which have important environmental impacts across national boundaries will be needed.

One year after the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Maurice Strong, carried out a review of the progress made proposed an ecological approach to management in an article, written for the Foreign Affairs magazine, July 1073, volume 51, Issue 4, p690-707. The article in a pdf format can be dowloaded below.Download document in pdf format