By Susan Buckingham-Hatfield, Susan Percy
Developing neighborhood Environmental Agendas attracts on unique contributions from experts all over the world to argue that there's scope for neighborhood parts to enhance their environments, supplied local community are concerned. foreign case experiences, from united kingdom, Europe, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, reveal the significance of admire for indigenous wisdom and the necessity to eliminate layers of forms from coverage making.
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2 Secondary analysis has also been undertaken of a project being conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with Richmond (BC) City Council, and of the ‘Model Communities Program’ being promulgated by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. The UK examples were selected for their various innovatory approaches: Gloucestershire for its early devolution of lead responsibility to a voluntary organisation, Lancashire for its long-standing record on environmental management, Leicester for its inclusion in the Environment City network, and Reading for its neighbourhood-based approach (supported by the Worldwide Fund for Nature UK).
This is not to negate the pivotal importance of civicness, but it does remind us that motivation, by itself, is insufficient. 28 LOCAL GOVERNMENT, LOCAL PEOPLE AND LA21 Notes 1 This chapter arises from research conducted under ESRC grant No. L320253221, ‘Policy, process and product in Local Agenda 21’ (a project within ESRC’s Global Environmental Change Programme, Phase 4). 2 The key Local Agenda 21 publications for the case study areas are: Gloucestershire County Council/Vision 21, Sustainable Gloucestershire—the Biggest Issue; the Vision 21 Handbook for Creating a Brighter Future (1996); Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Environmental Action Programme—a Local Agenda 21 for Lancashire, (1993); Lancashire County Council, Lancashire’s Green Audit 2: a Sustainability Report (1997); Leicester City Council, Blueprint for Leicester-Findings Report (1995); Reading Borough Council, Reading’s Agenda 21 Statement— What’s it All About?
In addition to the usual problems in implementing international agreements, such as limited budgets, lack of political priority and difficulties in setting-up new infrastructures, the real value of water conservation efforts was not fully appreciated in some countries; for example, whilst there may be an interest in water conservation, it may not be strong enough to be matched by the investment needed to address the problem. There is, in other words, not enough motivation to put ideas into practice and to involve sectors such as local administrations, industry and women in water conservation initiatives.
Constructing Local Environmental Agendas: People, Places and Participation by Susan Buckingham-Hatfield, Susan Percy