Pursuing A Sustainable Development Through The Local Agenda 21: The Case Of Spain.
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C. Echebarria & I. Aguado
Pursuing a sustainable development through the Local Agenda 21: The case of Spain C. Echebarria & I. Aguado Faculty of Economics, University of the Basque Country Abstract A consensus exists regarding the idea that, in the search for sustainable development, Local Agenda 21 is a key tool for implementing a set of sustainability policies at local level. From a consensus of ths nature both an important flow of scientific production and a significant degree of real implementation might be expected. However, a real case study (Spain) lead us to conclude that although increasing effort is being made in both fields, there is still a long way to go. 1 Introduction Today, ten years after it was approved at the Rio de Janeiro Summit as a chapter of the Agenda 21 Program, LA21 is seen as one of the most powerful instruments for environmental, social and economic management on the local scale. The program comes within the frame of Sustainable Development, a more specifically local and somewhat controver