1st Edition

Constructing Local Environmental Agendas People, Places and Participation

Edited By Susan Buckingham-Hatfield, Susan Percy Copyright 1999
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    Constructing Local Environmental Agendas draws on original contributions from specialists worldwide to argue that there is scope for local areas to improve their environments, provided local people are involved. International case studies, from UK, Europe, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, demonstrate the importance of respect for indigenous knowledge and the need to remove layers of bureaucracy from policy making.

    1. Keys to a sustainable environment: education, community development and local democracy, Susan Buckingham-Hatfield and Susan Percy 2. Local government, local people and local agenda, Jane Parker and Paul Selman 3. Getting people involved, Walter Leal Filho 4. Beyond volunteering and rhetoric: implications of Local Agenda 21 initiatives in Wales, Michael Clarke and Alan Netherwood 5. Hopes and Fears for Local Agenda 21, Ken Webster 6. Children's participation in environmental decision making, Claire Freeman 7. Youth and Agenda 21, Jane Knightsbridge-Randall 8. Including women: addressing gender, Susan Buckingham-Hatfield and Judith Matthews 9. The North-South dimension of Local Agenda 21, Marek Lubelski and Raff Carmen 10. Equal opportunities and local initiatives in Sri Lanka, Anoja Wickramasinghe 11. Ground-truthing ecologically sustainable development, Valerie A. Brown 12. Emerging contradictions: sustainable development and the new local government, Alan Patterson and Kate S. Theobald 13. The opportunities and challenges for local environmental policy and action in the UK, Bob Evans and Susan Percy 14. Constructing future local environmental agendas, Susan Buckingham-Hatfield and Susan Percy


    Susan Buckingham-Hatfield, Susan Percy

    "It is to be hoped...that this excellent book will be the first of a series which looks at the more complex reality of Local Agenda 21. This book is timely, well written and convincing. Constructing Local Environmental Agendas, at long last, enables a realistic debate on Local Agenda 21 to get on the way. If sustainability must indeed be delivered at the local level, the obstacles that this book forcefully illustrates, must first be addressed and overcome" Daniel Mittler, Environmental Politics