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Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Cover of National Local Agenda 21 Program - WSSD 2002 fact sheet

National Local Agenda 21 Program

WSSD 2002 fact sheet
Environment Australia, August 2002

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About the fact sheet

In 1997, Asia Pacific EconomicCooperation ministers for sustainable development agreed to double the number of local councils involved in the Local Agenda 21 program by 2003. A national program, administered through Environment Australia, was established in Australia that year.

Environment Australia promotes the agenda by sponsoring an award for achievement in sustainability through the National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Local Government program managed by the federal Department of Transport and Regional Services.