ABSTRACT

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.

chapter 1|16 pages

Keys to a sustainable environment

chapter 3|10 pages

Getting people involved

ByWALTER LEAL FILHO

chapter 4|14 pages

Beyond volunteering and rhetoric

chapter 5|12 pages

Hopes and fears for Local Agenda 21

chapter 6|14 pages

Children’s participation in environmental decision making

ByCLAIRE FREEMAN

chapter 7|14 pages

Youth and Agenda 21

chapter 8|16 pages

Including women: addressing gender

BySUSAN BUCKINGHAM-HATFIELD AND JUDITH MATTHEWS

chapter 10|16 pages

Equal opportunities and local initiatives in Sri Lanka

ByANOJA WICKRAMASINGHE

chapter 11|16 pages

Ground-truthing ecologically sustainable development

ByVALERIE A. BROWN

chapter 12|16 pages

Emerging contradictions: sustainable development and the new local governance

ByALAN PATTERSON, KATE S. THEOBALD

chapter 14|8 pages

Constructing future local environmental agendas

BySUSAN BUCKINGHAM-HATFIELD AND SUSAN PERCY