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					                     Agenda 21 Summary
                        and Timeline

How Agenda 21 Came To Be

The timeline below lists key moments in history as they happened, which
encouraged or otherwise bring us closer to the end game of U.N. Agenda 21
and sustainable development. This is in no way a history of every single
event.


March 26th, 1971- MN becomes the only State in the Nation to sign the
Declaration of World Citizenship- flies the UN flag OVER the State Capitol
Building

1971 The EPA was instituted. Head of EPA William Ruckleshouse- who was
also the American Ambassador to the world commission on environment &
development

1972 Minneapolis MN Rolls out Environmental Education Plan

1974 The New International Economic Order (U.N. A/RES/S-6/3201-1974)
was written, calling for:
  • The regulation of multi-national corporation
  • Authority to nationalize foreign property
  • Authority to establish commodity monopolies
  • The transfer of technology and technical assistance

1976 The UN Conference on Human Settlements- Habitat I-1976: Quote
from the preamble- “Land.. cannot be treated as an ordinary asset,
controlled by individuals and subject to the pressure and inefficiencies of
the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of
accumulation and concentration of wealth, and therefore, contributes to
social injustice..”



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Notable recommendations from this conference:
  • A-1. Redistribute population in accord with resources
  • D-1. Government must control the use of land to achieve equitable
     distribution of resources
  • D-2. Control land use through zoning & land-use planning
  • D-3. Excessive profits from land use must be recaptured by
     government
  • D-4. Public ownership of land should be used to exercise urban and
     rural land reform
  • D-5. Owner rights should be separated from development rights

1980 The book “World Conservation Strategy. Published jointly by the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the International Union for
the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF);
and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

1983 The Brundtland Commission (formerly known as the United Nations
World Commission on Environment and Development) was convened by the
UN.

1987 Gro Brundtland writes the book “Our Common Future. This text first
defined the term “Sustainable Development” (Part I, Chapter 2)

1987 World Commission on Environment & Development

1990 Formation of ‘The International Council for Local Environmental
Initiatives’ (ICLEI), (currently called ‘Local Governments for Sustainability)
Created in Germany to make Agenda 21 work in every city around the
world.

1991 The book “Caring For The Earth”. Published jointly by the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the International Union for the
Conservation of Nature (IUCN); the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF);
and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

1992 “The Wildlands Project” first appeared in the 1992 Special Issue of
Wild Earth. Gained very little serious consideration & support




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June 1992. George H.W. Bush signs agreement at the Rio Earth Summit at
the U.N. Conference on Environment & Development to implement Agenda
21's sustainable development in the United States. More than 178 nations
adopted Agenda 21 at this conference.

George Bush, new U.N. ambassador is quoted: “It is President Nixon’s
deeply held conviction, which I share completely.. that the whole U.N.
system must be strengthened in the field of peace and security, social and
economic development, for the promotion of human rights and the use of
technology for the benefit of all peoples”.

1992 The book "Global Biodiversity Strategy". Published jointly by the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the International Union for
the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF);
and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

1992 Nancy Pelosi submits resolution (H.Con. Res 353) to implement
Agenda 21. The bill passed the House but failed in the Senate.

1993 Nancy Pelosi submits resolution (H.J. Res 166) to implement Agenda
21. The bill stalled in the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Trade and
Environment.

June 1993. Bill Clinton signs Executive Order #12852, creating the
presidents council on Sustainable Development to launch in federal agencies
after Pelosi‟s efforts fail. The main responsibility of the PCSD is to translate
Agenda 21 policy into the United States.

1994 Senate tried to 'ratify' soft law treaty. Dr. Coffman shuts down the
Senate with a simulated MAP he created of the United States under Agenda
21 policy, and stops the ratification of the Agenda 21 treaty dead in it's
tracks.

1994 Book “Rescue Mission Planet Earth” Children's Task Force on Agenda
21. New York, NY: Kingfisher Books. This book was written by the UN to
train children as global citizens (good little germans).

April 1997. Book, “Towards a Sustainable America” written. The President’s
Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) is explicitly charged with



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recommending a national action plan.. on how to achieve sustainable
development in the U.S., the PCSD was conceived to formulate
recommendations for the implementation of Agenda 21
   – State Department submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on
     Sustainable Development
  –
1997. The United States Conference of Mayors creates the joint Center for
Sustainable Communities

2001. The National Governor’s Association endorses Smart Growth
advancing statewide Sustainable Development
Prauge, Sept. 10-11, 2003- UNESCO (www.unesco.org), at the International
Conference on Education for a Sustainable Future: “The UN has declared

2005-2015 the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and has
designated UNESCO as the lead agency for its promotion”.
UNESCO’s goal? “Integrate sustainable development into all levels of
education in order to promote education as a key agent for change.”

2009 Barack Obama assumes office of the President of the United States

2009 President Obama creates partnership between HUD, DOT, and EPA to
promote the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants.

2009 The EPA establishes an Environmental Finance Center within the Hugo
Wall School of Urban Affairs at Wichita State University.

2010 The Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP) applies for first HUD
grant and is not selected. Sedgwick County (KS) elected to NOT participate
in the application by a 3-2 vote.

2011 REAP produces PowerPoint presentation on Regional Sustainability
Planning that uses that same definition of “sustainable development” as the
Brundtland Commission. (See slide 13)

2011. Barack Obama signs Executive Order #13575, creating White House
Rural Communities Act enabling implementation of Sustainable
Development in 16% of the United States.




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2011 REAP applies for HUD grant again and is selected. Sedgwick County
(Kansas) elected to participate in the application by a 3-2 vote. The Flint
Hills Regional Council is also selected for a grant.

2011 Georgia H.B. 225 (Passed). "Policy of state to promote sustainable
agriculture"

Sustainable Agriculture calls for: No tilling. No animal grazing. No
machinery or carbon based energy. No chemical fertilizers, pesticides. Little
to no irrigation. Must have wildlife buffers around fields. No large agri-
business. No dust production. No carbon based fuel driven distribution.
Heavy reliance on manual labor.

September 17, 2012 Paris Mayor, Bertrand Delanoe Bans Vehicles From
Busy Roads and makes room for pedestrians and cyclists (to promote
“walkable communities”).

Sept. 2012 67th UN General Assembly Begins

This summary will be updated as other major events are recorded.

  –   The Freeman Truth Syndicate




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