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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.