to Sustainable Development
Description of this Initiative
National preparatory committees will invite their national
stakeholders to nominate local sustainable development activities for selection
as the one that has brought the most successful results in that country. The
national finalists and winners will be listed for notice at regional and global
preparatory meetings, posted on the Summit website, and honored and publicized
at the Summit meeting.
Policy changes, local projects, community partnerships, media campaigns, school
programs and other efforts will be eligible for nomination by national and
local authorities, NGOs, professional associations, media outlets, schools and
teachers and individuals. National preparatory committees will select finalists
and one winner in each country, using the following criteria:
- Does the activity focus on specific objectives of Agenda 21?
- Does it include objectives, targets and outcomes in the three dimensions of
sustainability (economic, social and environmental)?
- Does it show tangible results?
- Is it participatory in design and implementation?
The selection process will contribute to the country's national assessment by
spotlighting useful projects, identifying innovative ways that have been found
to implement Agenda 21 for sharing elsewhere, and promoting new partnerships
among disparate groups. Detailed descriptions of national winners and their
projects will be collected into one publication for distribution to regional
and global preparatory conferences. This will facilitate the sharing of
successful practices worldwide, generate hope where it may be needed, and
demonstrate the way that international co-operation can be mobilized in support
of national efforts. Some project leaders or initiators of the winning
activities may be invited to regional preparatory conferences, or to the main
2002 event, and a special exhibit or presentation of the collection of 101 Ways
is being considered.
- Does it demonstrate an element of innovative cooperation?
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24 August 2006