"Canadian Responses to Agenda 21: An Assessment
This electronic publication was first compiled and released on diskette in 1994. It provides the framework and context for sustainable development action in Canada, and a benchmark of our progress towards a sustainable society.
At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janerio, June 1992, governments from around the world agreed to Agenda 21. This workplan identifies what needs to be done by all of us to achieve sustainable development in the 21st century.
Canadian responses to Agenda 21 were compiled by representatives of all sectors of Canadian society, meeting as part of the Projet de société.. We have endeavoured to capture the essence of Agenda 21; identify Canadian policies and positions with respect to Earth Summit objectives; and identify what Canadians are doing, or are planning to do, which is consistent with those objectives.
This version of Canada and Agenda 21 presents you with the chapter by chapter assessment of Agenda 21 from Canadian perspectives, linked to the full text of each chapter of Agenda 21 itself.
Please note: We have provided links to Agenda 21 files located in the CIESIN collection of UNCED documents. Only selected chapters are available in the final edited version. Where necessary, we have provided a link to the "pre-final", advanced version of Agenda 21. The official version of Agenda 21 is available in print and on CD-ROM from the United Nations Publications Sales office.
IISD's Canada and Agenda 21 diskette also includes:
- Current Canadian initiatives linked to Agenda 21 chapters and other Rio agreements
- Information on how organizations are changing the way they work
- Contact information for organizations who participated in Earth Summit activities, and/or in this follow-up survey.
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