Articles Tagged Agenda-21
"Agenda 21" has consistently been a popular bill search term on POPVOX. Although no bill or resolution has been introduced regarding Agenda 21 in this Congress, we decided to create a special opportunity for POPVOX users to weigh in on the policy based on users’ interest. Weigh in on Agenda 21 and send a message to your Members of Congress using POPVOX.
About Agenda 21
The 1992 UN Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (also known as Agenda 21) is a nonbinding resolution the United Nations passed at the 1992 “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro. “It is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment,” according to the UN. (Read the principles of Agenda 21.)
While several states and localities have recently considered or passed resolutions regarding Agenda 21, the U.S. Senate never considered the policy because it wasn’t considered a treaty, which would require Senate approval. Instead, President George H.W. Bush signed on to the nonbinding resolution in 1992, as did 179 other nations.
Next month, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) will convene to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development. The upcoming conference will take place in also in Brazil, from June 20 - 22, 2012.
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