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Promoting Sustainable Urban Environments by Continuing Education for Local Authorities

  • Maik Adomßent


In the Agenda 21, the United Nations’ action plan for the next century, local authorities are seen as important maintainers to fulfil the objectives for a sustainable development in the future. Chapter 28 of the Agenda describes them as ‘... the level of governance closest to the people, they play a vital role in educating, mobilising and responding to the public to promote sustainable development’ (Quarrie 1992).


Local Authority Global Action Plan Learning Offer Environment Related Problem Waste Water Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maik Adomßent
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  1. 1.Institute for Environmental CommunicationUniversity of LüneburgLüneburgGermany

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