Local sustainability 2012: showcasing progress - case studies

The aim of the Local Sustainability 2012 study is to document the variety of local processes for sustainability that have emerged globally since the 1992 Earth Summit. Local initiatives, many of them inspired by Local Agenda 21, have made a lasting mark not only on local but also on national and international governance systems, changing profoundly the way think about sustainable development and pushing the boundaries of what is achievable. The study presents the “story” of local sustainability, as told by people who were personally involved in implementing and supporting cities in their sustainability efforts throughout the last 20 years, and has been produced by ICLEI, in association with the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation and UN-Habitat.