iAgenda21 is a site dedicated to providing and overview and furthering the debate regarding U.N. Agenda 21: Sustainable Development, which has now morphed into Future Planet.
Since it’s inception in 1992, U.N. Agenda 21 has been embraced by government agencies worldwide. In the United States it is being implemented at the local level through agency grants. Agencies have been busy doing their job the last 20 years. Now that many policies derived from Agenda 21 are now showing up in cities and counties across the United States, elected officials, public employees and the public are seeking information and answers to their questions.
California is in a unique position in that it has implemented the only global warming solutions bills in the United States; therefore, the State is currently acting as a role model for the rest of the country.
In early December 2012, the United Nations removed their Agenda 21 Web site from the Internet; thus, removing transparancy for people who wish to be informed about, and research the report. In its place there is now Future Earth , which is a new 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20. Therefore, the United Nations is changing adjectives in order to distance itself from Agenda 21 and plant in its place Future Planet, which is a redress of the same principles as before.
Future Earth also collaborates with the Alliance for Global Sustainability, (AGS) which partners with various universities to provide research institutions a progressive path toward sustainability. “State of the Planet Declaration” explains how pollution, resource demand and potentially catastrophic consequences are changing our “global civilization”. In order to maintain our planet for future generations, we must accept the consensus of a “new epoch, the Anthropocene, which is a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment. Download: