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National Level Coordination Structure of Agenda 21 Actions

United States of America

1. Key National Sustainable Development Coordination Mechanism(s)/Council(s).
President's Council on Sustainable Development

Contact point (Name, Title, Office):
Keith Laughlin, PCSD Acting Executive Director
Council on Environmental Quality

Telephone: (202) 408-5296

Fax: (202) 408-6839


Mailing address:
730 Jackson Place NW
Washington, DC 20503

2. Membership/Composition/Chairperson: 25-members from industry, government, and NGOs

2a. List of ministries and agencies involved:
US Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Commerce, US Department of the Interior,
US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of State, US Department of Education, Council on Environmental Quality, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

2b. Names of para-statal bodies and institutions involved, as well as participation of academic and private sectors:
Ciba-Geigy Corporation; Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Georgia-Pacific Corporation; Chevron Corporation; Citizens Network on Sustainable Development; General Motors Corporation; S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.; Enron Corp.; Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.

2c. Names of non-governmental organizations:
National Resources Defense Council; Sierra Club; The Nature Conservancy; AFL-CIO; National Wildlife Federation; Environmental Defense Fund; Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

3. Mandate role of above mechanism/council:
The Council's mission is to: develop and recommend to the President a national sustainable development action strategy that will foster economic vitality; develop an annual Presidential Honors Program recognizing outstanding achievements in sustainable development; raise public awareness of sustainable development issues and participation in opportunities for sustainable development. Council members serve on 8 main task forces: Eco-efficiency; Energy and Transportation; Natural Resources Management and Protection; Principles, Goals and Definitions; Population and Consumption; Public Linkage, Dialogue and Education; Sustainable Agriculture.

4. If available, attach a diagram (organization chart) showing national coordination structure and linkages between ministries:

Submitted by
Mark G. Hambley
Signature: Signed.
Title: US Special Representative to the UNCSD
Date: December 1996
United States Interagency Group for UNCSD
OES Bureau, Room 7831, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520
Telephone: (202) 647-3489
Fax: (202) 647-0217

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1 November 1997