Global Action Plan for Environment and Development in the 21st Century (Agenda 21)

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as a comprehensive action programme implemented by United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and arising from United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), June 1992. Also referred to as Action 21.


Integrate development and environmental issues arising from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) - the Rio Conference.

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Covers 115 programme areas, uniting efforts in the field and superseding, for example, Plan of Action to Combat Desertification (PACD). Activities come under the headings:

 • Integrating Environmental, Social and Economic Policies;

 • Technology and the Environment;

 • Food Systems under Stress;

 • Information and Communication for Environment and Development;

 • Health and the Environment;

 • Biodiversity.

However, Action Plan of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) lists concerns as:

 • Changing Production and Consumption Patterns;

 • Integration of Environment and Development in Decision-Making;

 • Water Resources Management;

 • Sustainable Development in the Forest;

 • Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development;

 • Environmentally Sound Management of Toxic Chemicals;

 • Strengthening the Role of Major Groups and Raising Public Awareness;

 • International Legal Instruments and Mechanisms;

 • Information for Decision-Making.


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  • Management
    • Planning
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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20. Apr 2009
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