• The UN Conference on the Human Environment is held in Stockholm, with IAEA involvement.
    Far-reaching discussions include nuclear energy, the “greenhouse effect”, and radiation issues.
  • The IAEA launches its first agreement for standing regional technical cooperation in the nuclear field,
    the Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) for Asia and the Pacific.
  • In London, a Conference under the auspices of what today is the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopts a convention banning sea dumping of wastes.

  The "greenhouse effect" made
global headlines in 1972.