The International Congress of Scientists on Human Environment was convened under the combined auspices of the Science Council of Japan; the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), Man and the Biosphere (MAB), the Scientists' Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and the Special Committee on the Environment of the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The 519 participants in the Congress included 95 representing 27 countries in addition to Japan. The Congress was organized by General Secretary, Prof. Y. Fukushima for the Science Council of Japan, an elected group representing 200,000 scientists. The Congress built upon the 1970 Tokyo Symposium on Environmental Disruption of the International Social Science Council and on the 1972 UN Stockholm Conference. Impetus for the Congress originated in environmental activities since the eruption of environmental interest in 1970 to 1972 and from the appearance of organized counter-activity by industry and institutions.
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