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LOCAL AGENDA 21 - THE CORPORATE CHALLENGE

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John Prescott, deputy prime minister and Michael Meacher, minister for the environment, are to launch the first joi...
John Prescott, deputy prime minister and Michael Meacher, minister for the environment, are to launch the first joint central and local

government guidance on Local Agenda 21 at a conference tomorrow organised by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Local Government Management Board (LGMB).

Organised on behalf of the Local Agenda 21 steering group, the conference will be held on Wednesday, 14 January at the Conference Forum in London.

Mr Prescott will be outlining the government's intentions for the

development of LA21. The joint central/ local government guidance advises local authorities how to establish a LA21 strategy which ensures that the principles of sustainable development are related to all aspects of the authority.

Other keynote speakers will include Jonathon Porrit from Forum for the

Future and Phil Jessup from the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign.

Members of the LGA and the LGMB have co-ordinated the Local Agenda 21

initiative nationally since 1993 and the majority of local authorities are now committed to producing strategies. Local government in the UK has led the way in developing LA21 and Britain's work has been

internationally recognised.

The prime minister, Tony Blair has recently asked all local authorities to produce strategies by the year 2000 and the LGA and LGMB have welcomed the government's timely recognition of the fundamental part that local action plays in delivering national objectives for sustainable development.

Other conference speakers will include, Charles Secrett, director of Friends of the Earth; Baroness Young, chief executive of the Royal

Society for the Protection of Birds; Andrea Cook, director of

National Energy Action and Cllr Celia Cameron, chair of the LA21 steering group. There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussions with two expert panels comprising of local government, business and voluntary sector representatives.

LOCAL AGENDA 21 - THE CORPORATE CHALLENGE

14 JANUARY 1998, LONDON

THE PROGRAMME

10.00am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

10.30am CHAIR'S INTRODUCTION

Derek Bateman, Chair, LGA Environment and Regeneration Board

10.40am NEW GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVES ON LOCAL AGENDA 21

John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister

Michael Meacher, Minister for the Environment

11.30am LOCAL AGENDA 21 - NEXT STEPS AND NEW INITIATIVES

Celia Cameron, Chair, Local Agenda 21 Steering Group

12.15pm PANEL DISCUSSION

Sandy Blair, Vice-President of SOLACE, Chief Executive, Newport CBC

Susan Juned, Leader, Stratford-on-Avon DC

Nick Carter, Editor-in-Chief, Leicester Mercury

Baroness Young, Chief Executive, Royal Society for the Protection of

Birds

1.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm DELIVERING THE NEW VISION

Jonathon Porritt, Director, Forum for the Future

2.30pm KYOTO AND THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE - NEW INITIATIVES

FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Phil Jessup, Cities for Climate Protection Campaign

3.15pm PANEL DISCUSSION

Martin Doughty, Leader, Derbyshire CC

Peter Unwin, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Mike Horlor, Royal Mail

Andrea Cook, Director NEA, the national energy action charity

Charles Secrett, Director, Friends of the Earth

4.00pm Concluding remarks

4.15pm Tea and close

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