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What is Agenda 21?

Agenda 21 is, first and foremost, a document of hope.           

Adopted at the Earth Summit in Brazil by nations representing over 98% of the Earth's population, it is the principal global plan to confront and overcome the economic and ecological problems of the late 20th Century. It provides a comprehensive blueprint for humanity to use to forge its way into the next century by proceeding more gently upon the Earth. As its sweeping programs are implemented world-wide, it will eventually impact on every human activity on our planet. Deep and dramatic changes in human society are proposed by this monumental historic agreement. Understanding those changes is essential to guide us all into the future on our fragile planet.

  • Agenda 21 is not a static document
  • Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions
  • Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society
  • Agenda 21 will require active participation by people throughout the world
  • Agenda 21 provides a myriad of opportunities
  • Agenda 21 does not presume to propose solutions
  • Agenda 21 provides a blueprint for action in all areas of human activity

SOURCE: AGENDA 21 - THE EARTH SUMMIT STRATEGY TO SAVE OUR PLANET, EDITED BY DANIEL SITARZ




The Full Text of Agenda 21 - from UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development

COVER.

AGENDA 21

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PREAMBLE.


SECTION I.

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS