323. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon1 2
- U.S. Preparations for UN Environmental Conference
At Tab A is a report from Russell Train listing U.S. goals for the UN Environmental Conference now meeting in Stockholm. These are:
- --Development of international agreements to improve the environment.
- --Improvement of global systems for monitoring overall environmental areas such as the atmosphere and the oceans.
- --Coordination Of national research programs.
- --Strengthening training, education and public information Programs.
- --Establishment of an international center to help exchange information.
- --Encouragement of regional programs.
- --Establishment of a voluntary fund for the environment administered by a small UN staff.
- --Establishment of a non-governmental mechanism to give scientific advice to the UN and individual countries on priorities for international action.
Mr. Train feels that the U.S. Delegation is well prepared and in an excellent position to press for items of major interest to the U.S.[Page 2]
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 217, CEQ I. No classification marking. Sent for information. A stamped note on the memorandum indicated the President saw it. McDonald signed the attached report for Train.↩
- Kissinger summarized CEQ Chairman Train’s memorandum on U.S. environmental goals for President Nixon.↩