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Determinant factors in the degree of implementation of Local Agenda 21 in the European Union

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  • Isabel M. Garcia-Sanchez

    (University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain)

  • Jose-Manuel Prado-Lorenzo

    (University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain)

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    The concern for sustainable development reached its greatest form of expression in what is known as the Brundtland Report; however, it was the Rio de Janeiro Conference of 1992 that created the foundations, through agreements such as Agenda 21. Though the success of Agenda 21 depends fundamentally on central governments, local administrations can play a decisive role, which is why European cities have taken on a serious commitment to enforce it by way of the Aalborg Charter. This paper evaluates the advancements by European municipalities in implementing Local Agenda 21, by identifying their determinant factors. The results show that productive and organizational aspects are key factors, regardless of their origin. Likewise, it has been verified that the factors of promotion instigated by supramunicipal bodies of the public administration are extremely effective, whereas political factors are of little relevance. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Sustainable Development.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 17-34

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:16:y:2008:i:1:p:17-34

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    1. Luis Velázquez & Nora Mungu�a & Andrea Zavala & Maria de los �ngeles Navarrete, 2008. "Challenges in operating sustainability initiatives in Northwest Mexico," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(6), pages 401-409.

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