summer Earth Summit 2002 is taking place in Johannesburg,
years on from the first Earth Summit, held in
Rio de Janeiro in 1992, there is now a heightened
sense that problems are 'global' and that we live
in a small independent world.
Rio Earth Summit produced an agenda for action
for the 21st century - Agenda 21. Organisations
around the world were invited to join in a process
of 'thinking globally and acting locally'.
21 projects have sprung up in many countries and
local councils and community groups in Britain
have been very active.
Agenda 21 covers a very wide range of issues and
ideas but on this web site we focus on what might
be thought of as a key area - energy. In particular
we look at projects using natural renewable sources
of energy such as sunlight, and wind.
UK has enviable renewable energy resources and
some of them have been tapped on a local, small
- scale basis. This web site showcases some of
the sustainable energy projects
and plans that have emerged.
is the first post - Internet summit. In 1992 there
were only 50 sites on the World Wide Web. Today
there are more than 350 million. More people have
the opportunity to participate - not only in how
the future affects them but how they can affect