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Chp 66, Local Agenda 21 – Forty years champion for the environment

Local Agenda 21

In October 1993, CA published “Agenda 21 for Hong Kong – Towards a Green Era”, as the culmination of its follow-up programme for the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

The 50-page document follows the outline of the UN Agenda 21. Edited by Gordon Ng, with 15 contributors and content as follows.

Towards a green era, Gordon Ng

International cooperation, Dr WK Chan

Changing consumption patterns, Dr WK Chan

Protection and promotion of human health, Dr Linda Koo

Integration environment and development in decision making, SW Fung/Betty Ho

Education, public awareness and training, YK Lau

Information for decision making, WT Hung/Gordon Ng

Protection of the atmosphere, WT Hung

Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, SW Fung/Betty Ho

Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development, KK Chan

Conservation and biological diversity, Dr CN Ng

Protection of the oceans, all kinds of seas and coastal areas and the protection, rational use and development of their living resources, Dr SG Cheung

Environmental sound management of hazardous wastes, Dr CS Poon

Management of solid waste and sewage, SS Chung

Safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive wastes, Dr MY Tso

Global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development, YF Cheung

Children and youth in sustainable development, SW Fung

Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations, Dr WK Chan

Local authorities initiatives in support of Agenda 21, Stephen Chan

Strengthening the role of business and industry, Dr WK Chan

The issue of Local Agenda 21 was never taken up by the Hong Kong government. Nor did Hong Kong join the ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, the international association of local governments to promote sustainable development and Local Agenda 21.

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June 12, 2015 - Posted by | Dr WK Chan book

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