Since it’s inception in 1992, U.N. Agenda 21 has been embraced by governments and agencies worldwide. In the United States it is being implemented at the local level through agency grants and unelected boards, bodies and commissions. 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.
The Process of Sustainable Development – Provides an overview of the genesis and history of Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.
The Process of Cap and Trade – Explains cap and trade and how it works.