What is Local Agenda 21?
Agenda 21 is a strategic Action Plan proposed by the UN in order to jointly achieve a more sustainable development in the 21st century. The document was approved and signed by 173 governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, where an appeal was made for local governments to implement their own Local Agenda 21 processes.
The Town Hall, as the administration closest to the citizens, exercises the greatest jurisdiction over its territorial planning and environment. Thanks to the deployment of public participation processes, this management system has its endorsement and validation.
- In March 2002 the Town Council made the first steps concerning the Local Agenda 21, signed the documents and reached the agreements as established in the Aalborg Charter.
- In 2007 there was a new attempt that had no political continuity.
- In 2012 the Town Council took up again the works and signed the agreement for the Aalborg Charter +10, which would regulate the contents of the Local Plan of Action (Plenary session on the 13th April 2012).