Agreement In Agenda 21
the absence of national consultations before international agreements are signed and disseminated, leading to the signing of agreements without fully knowing the impact on countries and without being able to implement them; „It sounds so nice. It`s very important. So urgent,“ DeWeese wrote in a 2009 report. „But the devastation of our freedom and our way of life is the same as if Lenin had ordered it.“ The plan, he adds, is a „comprehensive control agenda“ that has been „wrapped in a green blanket and that scares us with horror stories about environmental destruction – and so now we`re throwing our freedoms on the campfire like a good old-fashioned bookfire – all in the name of protecting the planet.“ Action 21 is a non-binding UN action plan for sustainable development.  It is a product of the Earth Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is a programme of action for the United Nations, other multilateral organizations and individual governments around the world, which can be implemented at local, national and global levels. An important goal of Agenda 21 is for each local government to direct its own local Agenda 21. The initial goal was to achieve sustainable global development by the year 2000, with Agenda 21 referring to the initial goal of the 21st century.  Although the management of the world`s water resources was only one of the themes addressed by the UNCED Forum in 1992, it was the main focus of the International Conference on Water and the Environment (ICWE). ICWE participants, representing governmental and non-governmental organizations, developed a series of policy recommendations, outlined in the Dublin Declaration of the 2002 Water and Sustainable Development Conference, which the authors entrusted to heads of state and government from around the world who met in Rio to translate into an action plan. While the Dublin Declaration covers a number of water resource management issues, it highlights in particular the growing importance of international cross-border water management and encourages greater attention to the creation and implementation of integrated water management facilities approved by all basin states. In addition, the authors of the Dublin Declaration described some key functions of international water institutions, including „reconciliation and harmonization of the interests of riparian countries, monitoring water quantity and quality, developing concerted action programmes, exchanging information and implementing agreements.“ The issue of trade provisions concerned non-contracting parties, either alone or with respect to the issue of extraterritoriality, which is two of the key issues discussed by the group on environmental measures and international trade convened under the GATT.
Whether trade restrictions in global environmental agreements were a prerequisite for environmental protection and human health is still debated in the WTO.