This section contains articles and interviews by Maurice Strong in the news media.

I am persuaded that the 21st century will be decisive for the human species. All the evidence of environmental degradation we have seen to date has occurred at levels of population and human activity that are a good deal less than they will be in the 21st century.

Nowhere is the challenge of sustainable development more clear than in the case or energy, which is at the heart of the environment and economy interface, virtually every environmental issue - from a local garbage dump to deterioration of the global climate - has an energy component.

Maurice Strong assesses the contrasting performance of governments and peoples since the Earth Summit in an interview with Geoffrey Lean, and outlines priorities for the special session.