Welcome to Your Agenda21 site!

Agenda21 is a plan of action, made by the best of humanity since 1945, to help make sure humanity doesn't run into a wall near the year 2100; it is updated ever 10 years in the "Earth Summits" and since 1972, the UN put its "organisational shoulders" under it.  

The best of humanity - think Nobel Prize winners and delegations from the world federations of Science-Culture-Sports-Business-Youth, etc., diplomatic delegations from every country, and they want us all te be involved.

The plan helps to identify and understand what is important to humanity & life, 
how the world/humanity works, 
to get some structure and order into things, 
and pool resources to help humanity solve it's most pressing problems 
as quickly and efficiently as possible 
and avoid we run into a wall near the year 2100.  

And humanity needs you need to join in!

How to participate? First : Welcome to this Open and Free Virtual Environment with several tools that all interconnect seamlessly, such as a wiki creator, online calendar creators, mailing list list creators, pictures tool creator, polling tool, etc..

All this is to foster aligning your, your organization's, your communities local Agenda 21 or strategic plan with the Agenda 21 - the overall strategic plan to make sure humanity doesn't run into a wall / several walls somewhere around 2100 - a year that was often quoted.

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What is Agenda 21 & a bit of history - where did it come from? 

Since early times, humans reason about making their world a better place.  We fast-forward to 1945, the end of the second world war with the explosions of the 2 atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.  It represented another milestone in the ever increasing ability of some humans to mechanically withstand tens-hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands of people. If a 3rd World War would break out, it would probably be fought with hundreds of nuclear missiles and it would annihilate humanity and life as we know it.  Especially during World War II, it became clear to leaders, how little we knew about our own planet and human civilization: we had no list with the places NOT to bomb e.g. what are the coordinates of the Pyramids of Cheops? We are not going to throw a tapestry of bombs on it, are we? Idem on wildlife: many of the heads of the army were kings and nobles - who kept a collection of large wildlife on a wall in their castles.  But, was the airforce was putting bomb-tappets just about everywhere, what if the last elephant would be bombed? Their collection would never be complete! Hence the creation of the UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - who were asked to make an inventory list with what you now may know as the 

Other milestones were:


Agenda 21 is a clear Plan of Action to help Humanity make it beyond the year 2100, connect people and organisations to pool resources to achieve the intermediate objectives in the most efficient way, pool resources and minds.  Agenda21 - especially for young people - helps to make sense of all that is happening on our planet, to help see and bring order and a logic in things happening in both their direct surrounding and the world and discover the interconnections, to get in contact with people and join those with good analysis and solutions.

Agenda21 looks much like a quality manual / management system.  Start reading and the ideas will start coming, you'll be quicker understood, quicker find partners, become more open to collaboration proposals, things will more and more make sense, you will achieve your goals easier, you'll be more aware of what help exists, what others are doing you can derive support from.  And your collaborators and investors will be better understanding why you / they are doing things, the larger context in which they are working, so it brings motivation and you'll be perceived as dealing better with risks and opportunities, hence attract more funding.  Just about all local governments have a Local Agenda21 and more and more companies also align their strategic plan with the Agenda21 strategic plan, the 17#GlobalGoals and the UN Observances and more and more investors and partners ask for it before they invest in you.  So Agenda21 is for individuals, for profit and non for profit organisations, governments, ... everybody.

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For a long time many well educated people and leaders - think before world war 1, started to express they were very worried that humanity would run into a wall if they/things would continue the way they/we-humanity/things were being done.  You may have learned at school that by the end of World War 2, many leaders warned that if there was going to be a World War III - it would probably be fought including nuclear weapons and then it would be game over for Humanity as we know it as the whole planet would be completely inhabitable for humans and most higher species.  Remember that before World War II - humanity / leaders - Royalty & Co didn't meat regularly on a global platform: the United Nations didn't exist and of course there was no internet, so meeting peers not seldomly involved shouting and getting into hand-fist fights.  So far for the level of diplomacy at those days.

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You may also have heard about the "Club of Rome" - a club of top-scientists who kept gathering after the second world war and sending out these alarm messages to humanity - well whoever wanted to listen.  Each of them - from their specialty had indeed identified some very worrying trends: biodiversity decline, environmental pollution, spreading of weapons of mass destruction, population growth, loss of fertile land, desertification, acid rains, the hole in the ozone layer, clean air, fish stock, killer epidemics, you name it.  In 1972, they published a very famous book: "Limits to Growth".  In 1974 it was followed by the publication of "The Doomsday Clock" which is updated by a scientific committee every year - even today.

The Doomsday Clock

As it got more and more by-fall from other colleague scientists-leaders-people, the United Nations Organisation put their shoulders under the effort.  And in 1972 this resulted to something wonderful: with the UNO organisational skills and authority - a first "Earth Summit" was organised to bring this Club of Rome gathering to the next level.

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Every 10 years, since 1972, the best of the best humanity can bring forward, gather in the "Earth Summits" where they make a list of what are humanity's most pressing issues AND - as they are the smartest - a plan NOT to run into a wall by 2100 - an often quoted year:

  1. 1972: Stockholm (picture 1 above)
  2. 1982: Nairobi  (picture 2)
    1. Milestone: the Earth Charter in 1987 & its Earth Charter Initiative, a global movement of organizations and individuals that embrace the Earth Charter and use it to guide the transition towards a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.
  3. 1992: Rio De Janeiro (picture below) - Read the Warning to Humanity by the Scientific Community "We the undersigned, senior members of the world’s scientific community, hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead. A great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it, is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated. .. this is the most scientists to ever co-sign and formally support a published journal article. What We Must Do:
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    1. We must bring environmentally damaging activities under control to restore and protect the integrity of the earth’s systems we depend on. We must, for example, move away from fossil fuels to more benign, inexhaustible energy sources to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the pollution of our air and water. Priority must be given to the development of energy sources matched to third world needs—small scale and relatively easy to implement. We must halt deforestation, injury to and loss of agricultural land, and the loss of terrestrial and marine plant and animal species. 
    2. We must manage resources crucial to human welfare mo
      re effectively
      . We must give high priority to efficient use of energy, water, and other materials, including expansion of conservation and recycling.
    3. We must stabilize population. This will be possible only if all nations recognize that it requires improved social and economic conditions, and the adoption of effective, voluntary family planning. 
    4. We must reduce and eventually eliminate poverty
    5. We must ensure sexual equality, and guarantee women control over their own reproductive decisions.
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    7. Related imageRio+25 = 2017 @COP23 in Bonn: "The Second Warning to Humanity by the Scientific Community - On the twenty-fifth anniversary of their Warning to Humanity, we look back humanity has failed to make sufficient progress we have unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years, wherein many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century. .. this is the most scientists to ever co-sign and formally support a published journal article. "
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  5. 2012: on the www referred to as Rio+20http://www.uncsd2012.org
  6. 2022: insert Candidate Earth Summit Towns and Regions as soon as known.

Rio Earth SummitFrom 1989 till 1993, and culminating in 1992 with the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro, humanity - with help of the civil society and supported by the United Nations - gathered the brightest our Humanity could bring forward in series of exchanges of viewpoints to inventorise our Planet's and Humanities'challenges and then to develop strategies to avoid crashing into some walls or stepping on some hidden trigger events.

Some example of the list of most threatening issues to humanity:

Some of humanities' most pressing challenges

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio 2012
Basically, Civil Society and the United Nations - our Leaders - took the initiative to call upon all nations to bring forward the best of the best in their societies to reflect about our Humanities achievements and seemingly ever increasing challenges inhibiting the majority of Humans to make it beyond the year 2100. Just to name a few: 
  1. a huge meteorite wiping out humanity and most life on the planet, 
    1. Interested? Then check out: www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/faq and 30 June, Happy International #AsteroidDay :) www.un.org/en/events/asteroidday
    2. Copyright: Alex Alishevskikh CC BY-SA 2.0 via esa.intNear-Earth Objects, or NEOs, represent potentially catastrophic threats to our planet. A near-Earth object is an asteroid or comet which passes close to the Earth's orbit. In technical terms, a NEO is considered to have a trajectory which brings it within 1.3 astronomical units of the Sun and hence within 0.3 astronomical units, or approximately 45 million kilometres, of the Earth's orbit. NEOs generally result from objects that have experienced gravitational perturbations from nearby planets, moving them into orbits that allow them to come close to the Earth. More: The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs 
      1. http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/topics/neos/index.html 
    3. place-holderDo we know of any asteroids that pose a threat to Earth? No known asteroid poses a significant risk of impact with Earth over the next 100 years. The highest risk of impact for a known asteroid is a 1 in 714 chance of impact by an asteroid designated 2009 FD in 2185, meaning that the possibility that it could impact then is less than 0.2 percent. While no known asteroid larger than 140 meters in size has a significant chance to hit Earth for the next 100 years, less than half of the estimated 25,000 NEOs that are 140 meters and larger in size have been found to date.  The Sentry Impact Risk Table, which is maintained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Center for NEO Studies, is updated continuously as new asteroids are discovered and known asteroids are further observed.  Humanity - some at least - are looking for that rock with our name of it, your child's name, your parents name and your name - all of our names and we are determined to outrun it. check out #Project18 #SafeEarthViaSpace Observation from Space - Recognizing the Imperative Role of Space in our Future
    4. 30 June, Happy International #AsteroidDay :)

  2. the Global Climate Destabilisation,
    1. check out: SDG #GlobalGoals 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  3. Water and Food scarcity, 
    1. check out: SDG #GlobalGoals 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
  4. loss of biodiversity, 
    1. check out: SDG #GlobaGoals 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  5. corruption: SDG #GlobaGoals 16: Peace & Justice, UN Offices - International and National Offices dealing with Anti-Corruption, Stolen Asset Recovery - STAR Initiative World Bank
  6. terrorism: SDG #GlobaGoals 16 and SDG #GlobaGoals 11: Inclusive Sustainable Communities and Cities
  7. population explosion, 
  8. some hidden diseases capable of decimating population, 
  9. atomic proliferation - dirty bombs
  10. the importance of culture and the arts: culture21, Olympic21, Art21, MODE21
  11. ...

Why Agenda21 - a plan of action for humanity to be still there after the year 2100?

Example of an inspiring video supporting Agenda21

The Agenda21 plan of Action is set-up in 4 main sections and some 40 entry ports in the form of Chapters, were defined to take into account, to mobilize, to start from, to link-in, serve as entry doors or to implement in your own plans of actions, decisions and business plans, so that all actors, talents and resources we have in society and on this planet could be mobilized and become more and more aligned to help face all these identified challenges:
  1. A21 Section I: Social and Economic Dimensions
    1. which deals with International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policies, 
    2. International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policies
    3. Combating Poverty
    4. Changing Consumption Patterns
    5. Population: Demographic Dynamics and sustainablility 
    6. Protecting and promoting human health conditions
    7. Promoting Sustainable human settlement development
    8. Integrating Environment and Development into Decision-making
  2. A21 Section II: Conservation and Management of Resources for Development
    1. Includes atmospheric protection, combating deforestation, protecting fragile environments, conservation of biological diversity (biodiversity), control of pollution and culture.

  3. A21 Section III: Strengthening the Role of Major Groups
    1. Includes the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local authorities, business and workers.

  4. A21 Section IV: Means of Implementation
    1. Implementation includes science, technology transfereducation, international institutions and financial mechanisms.

As Humanity was approaching the year 2000, and the Agenda 21 Plan of Action was further developed, out of it came the the "Millennium Development Goals" to be achieved by 2015.  Because of the positive feedback, follow up goals were formulated: the 17 #GlobalGoals to be achieved by 2030.

Picture:  Several centuries ago in England, there were mysterious tales of a black swan. But such creature had ever been seen. Hence, for long, the black swan was the symbol for the impossible. Then came a big surprise: Black swans were discovered in Australia! Since then, the bird has symbolized that which seems impossible but can in fact occur. http://thebulletin.org/nuclear-war-black-swan-we-can-never-see7821 The swan is also the symbol of purity, kindness, love, care, fidelity, sincerity, strength, majestuosity, elegance, bravery and liberty that comes from it wings. Therefore, a strong symbol I use often is the black and white swan and it became the symbol and logo for MyAgenda21.tk - the possible.

Was the first "wall", Humanity was going to run into, the Population Explosion? Or some unknown killer pandemic disease? Shortage of potable sweet water? Our inability to tap into the vast majority of humans, elderly, youngsters, kids and minority groups ? Of the now (2009) 6 billion people, hardly 2 billion participate in generating the 65 Trillion that is the World Gross Domestic Product, i.e. a way to express to some extend all products and services we are capable to get into the formal economy. Or maybe a Global Climate Destabilization would prevent us to make it beyond the year 2100 ? Or a meteorite impact?

What was the first "wall" Humanity would run into ? At least more than one was detected; a "wall" = disaster in preparation = that was of a magnitude, capable of preventing majority to make it beyond the year 2100.

For 3 years - from 1989 to 1993 - the United Nations "locked-up" the smartest organisations and people - gave them a platform, not only to reflect upon what were humanity's biggest challenges, list them, prioritize them, but also develop a Plan of Action or Plans of Actions to get around, over, under or make these walls disappear.  And THAT is Agenda 21, a Plan of Action making all these actions converge and unlock synergies between individuals, groups plan of actions on topics they have been working on and developing excellence in, so that the more and more each advances, more and more building blocks will fall in place as others have also been preparing parts of the solutions and been enabled to make sure their plan of actions are known and open in a way they can interlink and unlock synergies for themselves and other plan of actions.

Now it is your turn, to align Your personal Plan of Action for Your Life and your Children's or Parents or Grand-parents, your neighborhood with the Plan of Action 21.  

By doing so, you will feel immediately reinforced, connected, get even more depth and interlinkage and success.

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