| Agenda 21
is a programme
to develop sustainability all over the world, approved by 173 governments
at the United Nations Congress for the Environment held in Río de Janeiro
in 1992. It takes on economic, social and cultural aspects, as well as
the environment. Point 28 encourages local communities to create their
own version, the Local Agenda 21.
The truth of the matter is that a large part of the aims of depend almost exclusively on the role of local communities.
This means the decisions, attitudes and behaviour of local people and authorities,
who are concerned with the setting up, the operation and the maintenance of the
economic, social and ecological infrastructure, supervising the planning process,
establishing local ecological policies and legislation and contributing to carrying
out environmental policies on both a domestic and international plane. People
play a fundamental role in education for sustainable development.