The conference is the first of three crucial events this year that can take the world on an unprecedented path to a prosperous and sustainable future. The result provides countries with a solid basis for financing and adopting the sustainable development agenda proposed in September in New York and a binding agreement at the UN climate talks in Paris in December, which will reduce global carbon emissions. “This agreement is a decisive step forward in building a sustainable future for all,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It provides a global framework for financing sustainable development. He added: “The results achieved here in Addis Ababa give us the basis for a relaunched global partnership for sustainable development that leaves no one behind.” Leong A (2015) How the Paris Agreement and the SDGs work together. The Outreach magazine of the Stakeholder Forum, 10 Dec 2015, at COP 21 Srinivas H (2015) Waste Management and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAS), Policy Analysis Series E-039. June 2015, DDRC. Addis Ababa`s agenda contains important policy commitments and important results in areas critical to sustainable development, including infrastructure, social protection and technology. International cooperation agreements have been concluded to finance specific areas where significant investments are needed, such as. B as energy, transport, water and sanitation infrastructure and other areas, in order to contribute to the achievement of the proposed sustainable development goals. Lucena C, Gummer J (2012) Why Rio failed in the past and how this time, The Guardian, June 12, 2012. The United States is a signatory to Agenda 21, but since Agenda 21 is a legally non-binding statement of intent and not a treaty, the U.S. Senate has not had a formal debate or vote on it. It is therefore not considered a law within the meaning of Article 6 of the United States Constitution. President George H. Bush was one of 178 heads of government who signed the final text of the agreement at the 1992 Earth Summit,[17] and the same year, MPs Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel and William Broomfield spoke in support of U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 353 and supported the implementation of Agenda 21 in the United States. [16] [19] The President`s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) was established in 1993 by an executive mandate and expressly mandated to recommend to the President a national action plan for sustainable development. The PCSD is made up of government and industry leaders as well as environmental, labour and civil rights organizations.

The PCSD presented the President with its report “Sustainable America: A New Consensus” in early 1996. In the absence of a cross-sector consensus on achieving sustainable development in the United States, the PCSD was designed to make recommendations for the implementation of Agenda 21. [Citation required] The agreement, adopted after months of negotiations between countries, is an important step in building a stronger global partnership to promote universal and inclusive economic prosperity and improve people`s well-being while protecting the environment.