The period between 1966 and 1975 was a time of immense change on the world environmental scene. New, energetic, bodies began campaigning for action. Governments began to establish departments of environment. There was a flurry of environmental law-making. Thefrrst intergovernmental 'summit' on global environmental policy - the Stockholm Conference - was followed by the creation of UNEP, the UN Environment Programme. mCN, ICBP and WWF, with UNESCO and FAD, no longer had the global environmental scene to themselves.