Global Environment

THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR AGENDA 21

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

The Council of Ministers for Global Environmental Conservation decided the National Action Plan for Agenda 21 on 24 December, 1993.
And at the beginning of 1994, this Plan was submitted to the UN.

[contents]

Chapter 1.
Preamble

SECTION I.SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS

Chapter 2.
International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policies
Chapter 3.
Combating poverty
Chapter 4.
Changing consumption patterns
Chapter 5.
Demographic dynamics and sustainability
Chapter 6.
Protecting and promoting human health
Chapter 7.
Promoting sustainable human settlement development
Chapter 8.
Integrating environment and development in decision-making

SECTION II.CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 9.
Protection of the atmosphere
Chapter10.
Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources
Chapter11.
Combating deforestation
Chapter12.
Managing fragile ecosystems: combating desertification and drought
Chapter13.
Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development
Chapter14.
Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development
Chapter15.
Conservation of biological diversity
Chapter16.
Environmentally sound management of biotechnology
Chapter17.
Protection of the oceans, all kinds of seas, including enclosed and semi-enclosed seas, and coastal areas and the protection, rational use and development of their living resources
Chapter18.
Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources
Chapter19.
Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products
Chapter20.
Environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, including prevention of illegal international traffic in hazardous wastes
Chapter21.
Environmentally sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issues
Chapter22.
Safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive wastes

SECTION III.STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF MAJOR GROUPS

Chapter24.
Global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development
Chapter25.
Children and youth in sustainable development
Chapter26.
Recognizing and strengthening the role of indigenous people and their communities
Chapter27.
Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations: partners for sustainable development
Chapter28.
Local authorities' initiatives in support of Agenda 21
Chapter29.
Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions
Chapter30.
Strengthening the role of business and industry
Chapter31.
Scientific and technological community
Chapter32.
Strengthening the role of farmers

SECTION IV.MEANS OF IMPLEMENTATION

Chapter33.
Financial resources and mechanisms
Chapter34.
Transfer of environmentally sound technology, cooperation and capacity-building
Chapter35.
Science for sustainable development
Chapter36.
Promoting education, public awareness and training
Chapter37.
National mechanisms and international cooperation for capacity-building in developing countries
Chapter38.
International institutional arrangements
Chapter39.
International legal instruments and mechanisms
Chapter40.
Information for decision-making
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