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Susan Buckingham, "Local Environmental Sustainability"
Publisher: CRC Press | 2003-01 | ISBN 1855736853 | PDF | 254 pages | 1.4 MB
Arguably the most significant result of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Local Agenda 21 defined the importance of the role of local programs in sustainable development. The importance of Local Agenda 21 has been underlined more recently by the Johannesburg Summit in 2002. Local Environmental Sustainability explores how local government can promote sustainable development by building partnerships with different groups and organizations in the local community. Using case studies, individual chapters focus on different types of regional and local initiatives, the partnerships which have made them possible, and the key issues in making them effective. Building in the lessons learned by examining both successful and unsuccessful initiatives, Local Environmental Sustainability provides a blueprint for local governments and communities to work together effectively for a more sustainable future. About the Authors: Susan Buckingham is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Brunel University. Kate Theobald is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sustainable Cities Research Institute, Northumbria University. Both have published widely on local sustainability issues.