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.
"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