At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the United Nations put forward a comprehensive plan for its version of sustainable development called “Agenda 21.”
Specific goals for implementing Agenda 21 were set forth at the U.N. World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in August 2002. According to its authors, Agenda 21 is designed to be a roadmap for the world in the twenty-first century.
In response to this ambitious, yet fundamentally flawed, approach to tackling the important issues of environment and development, a group of like-minded organizations has set forth the “Freedom 21 Agenda for Prosperity” to promote a more robust concept of sustainable development based on the principles of freedom, sound science, and genuine free markets.
What follows is the second edition of the Freedom 21 Agenda. It is a bold program that has received extensive review from many scientists and experts around the world.