The principal of Local Agenda 21 is the furthering of the Agenda 21 Process, agreed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio Earth Summit) held in 1992. The Local Agenda 21 process is endorsed by the UK government.
Essentially, Local Agenda 21 is about sustainability, i.e. doing things today that will not prevent future generations from having the same opportunities. This includes taking steps to improve air quality, increase recycling/reuse, protect employment prospects, and improve quality of life for vulnerable sectors of the community: children, disabled and elderly people.
The challenges of poverty, exclusion, pollution and unnecessary waste are global, but in order not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, we can encourage each other to “think globally and act locally”.