TABLE 1-1 Action Items from Agenda 21a

SECTION I. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS

2.

International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policies

3.

Combating poverty

4.

Changing consumption patterns

5.

Demographic dynamics and sustainability

6.

Protecting and promoting human health conditions

7.

Promoting sustainable human settlement development

8.

Integrating environment and development in decision-making

SECTION II. CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT

9.

Protection of the atmosphere

10.

Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources

11.

Combating deforestation

12.

Managing fragile ecosystems: combating desertification and drought

13.

Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development

14.

Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development

15.

Conservation of biological diversity

16.

Environmentally sound management of biotechnology

17.

Protection of the oceans, all kinds of seas, including enclosed and semi-enclosed seas, and coastal areas and the protection, rational use and development of their living resources

18.

Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources

19.

Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products

20.

Environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes

21.

Environmentally sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issues

22.

Safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive wastes

SECTION III. STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF MAJOR GROUPS

24.

Global action for women toward sustainable and equitable development

25.

Children and youth in sustainable development

26.

Recognizing and strengthening the role of indigenous people and their communities

27.

Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations: partners for sustainable development

28.

Local authorities’ initiatives in support of Agenda 21

29.

Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions

30.

Strengthening the role of business and industry

31.

Scientific and technological community

32.

Strengthening the role of farmers

SECTION IV. MEANS OF IMPLEMENTATION

33.

Financial resources and mechanisms

34.

Transfer of environmentally sound technology, cooperation and capacity building

35.

Science for sustainable development

36.

Promoting education, public awareness and training

37.

National mechanisms and international cooperation for capacity building in developing countries

38.

International institutional arrangements

39.

International legal instruments and mechanisms

40.

Information for decision-making

aThe numbers indicate the chapter of Agenda 21 that relates to each action item. Chapters 1 and 23 are preambles, and therefore are not included in this table.

SOURCE: UNCED (1992).



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