cover image Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet

Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet

Element Books Ltd. Earth Press, $15.95 (315pp) ISBN 978-0-935755-11-4

Environmental attorney Sitarz has abridged the 900-page plan of action formulated at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and adopted by 172 nations, to make it accessible to general readers. The document offers a bold, impressive and comprehensive program to promote economic growth and protect the environment at the same time. Each chapter addresses a specific problem, suggests activities to combat it, then estimates probable costs and possible methods of financing. Among the subjects: the quality of life, use of natural resources, energy efficiency and development, management of human settlements, chemical and waste management, sustainable economic growth. This ambitious agenda will require unprecedented international cooperation at every level of government, and citizen involvement. It provides a blueprint for civilization in the next century, well worth our attention today. $20,000 ad/promo . ( Apr. )