Regional SD strategies and LA 21
On local government level, there has been
four comprehensive SD initiatives that relate to Rio 1992 agreement and Alborg
Charter from 1994 and which have led to led to composing SD action-plans (Local
Agenda 21). These initiatives have involved different stakeholder groups. The
strategies have been consulted with the public and adopted by the local city
government. These four initiatives are:
• Kuressaare Agenda 21 (adopted in
• Tartu Agenda 21 (adopted in 1998)
• Viljandi Agenda 21 (adopted in 2002)
• Pärnu Agenda 21 (adopted in 2004)
Taking SD in broader sense, then lots of SD
field initiatives and activities are implemented through general local
development strategies and local budgets. Most of Estonian cities and local
governments have developed their own long-term development strategies.
Participation of stakeholders in sub-national
The general practice is that different
stakeholder groups are involved in drafting the important strategies and action
plans or they are consulted during the implementation process. As said before,
not all the regions have their own SD strategies, but most of the SD issues are
covered in general regional development strategies.
Evaluation and review mechanisms at the
sub-national levels, also in the context of your NSDS (plus indicators used on
Concerning the Aalborg process, there are
several local governments that have adopted the Aalborg Treaty – Tartu,
Tallinn, Narva, Häädemeeste, Märjamaa. Local governments, which have joined the
Aalborg Treaty, give the overview of the situation in the baseline review.
Contact details (names, institutional
affiliation, email) of sub-national and/or Local Agenda 21 coordinators
Mrs. Irja Alakivi from the Association of Estonian Cities, firstname.lastname@example.org
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