The Local Agenda 21 of Santanyí has become a reality
Precedents and justification
During the World Conference on the Environment and Sustainable Development that was organized by the United Nations in 1992, 173 states approved in Rio de Janeiro an environment and development action plan for the 21st century: Plan 21. It introduced the concept of sustainability through the integration of the environment in the set of sectorial policies.
A fundamental proposal was to encourage initiatives by local authorities in support of a sustainable development. Local Agenda 21 for the sustainable development of Santanyí aims to implement this process that originates from the experiences and proposals at a European level.
With the implementation of the Local Agenda 21 we intend to make progress in the building of a town that is close to the sustainability objectives. We want to build a modern, dynamic town that develops an attractive, healthy environment from an environmental, social and economic point of view.
The Local Agenda 21 is a citizen participation-based process. Its goal is to implement an action plan that is aimed at achieving a sustainable development for Santanyí.
The environmental action plan is promoted and developed by local authorities in favour of sustainable development in their community. It is a “commitment to work for the continuous environmental improvement of the municipality”.
The Local Agenda 21 process involves four different phases corresponding to the different phases in order to provide a comprehensive strategic plan of the municipality.
These four phases have resulted in the preparation of several documents which you can download by clicking on “DOCUMENTS”.