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UK Community Renewables.

 

This web site has been created to report on UK Community Renewables initiatives for Earth Summit 2002. In August an Earth Summit will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will be 10 years since the first Earth Summit took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The central agenda will be a review of the world's environment and development after a decade of sustainable development initiatives. All the world's leaders are expected to attend.

Earth Summit 1 looked at the environmental problems facing the world and produced an agenda for action for the 21st Century - Agenda 21. Although Agenda 21 is an international agreement, two thirds of its proposals can only be achieved by local action. Local Government bodies and community organisations around the world were invited to join in a process of 'thinking globally and acting locally.'

Local councils and local groups in Britain have been very active. A priority of Local Agenda 21 is to work in partnership with the local community.

Local Agenda 21 initiatives have covered the whole range of environmental issues, but given the way we generate and use energy is at the heart of many environmental problems, not surprisingly; energy projects have been amongst the most visible outcomes.

Local government around the globe has taken initiatives towards energy saving and renewable energy. The Local Agenda 21 process has stimulated a lot of enthusiasm for the idea of using renewable energy projects not only to meet environmental goals but also to stimulate local economic renewal.

This Web site is for community groups, schools,hospitals, local authorities, voluntary bodies, statutory agencies, businesses and anyone interested in what Britain is doing to create a more sustainable future. It aims to provide opportunities for participation, with new reports placed on the site from around the UK , access to information leading up to Johannesburg and live reports from the Summit itself.

© Ambit Interactive 2002
This web site has been produced with funding from
The Open University
The DTI's New and Renewable Energy Programme
Scottish and Southern Energy plc.