- Rutland CC's Environmental Statement
The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio drew up a framework for future action on sustainable development across the globe, and local authorities from the UK played a key role.
Sustainable development aims to achieve economic development and rising standards of living whilst protecting and enhancing the environment.
Rutland CC's involvement in the Local Agenda 21 processes have been pulled together in a single document, called 'Towards a Sustainable Rutland'.
It sets out who is involved in Local Agenda 21 in Rutland, the work that is already going on, and the ways in which the council can ensure that all of its policies fit in with the ideas of sustainable development.
Rutland's environmental coordinator Fiona Spence said: 'At the moment Rutland enjoys a relatively clean and healthy environment compared to many larger towns and cities, but with the increased demand for more houses, more roads and an increase in the amount of rubbish we produce, the impact on the environment and our quality of life is being changed. This book outlines the ways in which Rutland CC will ensure that future generations can enjoy an even better Rutland than we enjoy today.'