Since the beginning, Ecolcap has been a company dealing with services and environmental technologies aiming at protecting our natural resources.
Our company's main reference points are the commitments made in the document drafted at the Rio de Janeiro conference, known as "Agenda 21".
"Agenda 21" is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
"Agenda 21", the "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development”, and the "Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests” were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.
The number 21 refers to the XXI century, in which the priority of this program are the socio-economic and environmental urgencies that the third millenia is raising for mankind.
"Agenda 21" does not impose any legal obligation, but only offers suggestions and recommendations in the operational area. It still can be refered to as a document of historical importance. In some states, including Italy, individual Municipalities, be it large or small, have taken initiatives (called "local Agenda 21”) in order to implement the plan at local level: a planning process that has proven, in many cases, capable of initializing sustainable development strategies that meet the local characteristics and potential.
"Agenda 21", adopted for the first time by the United Nations Organization in 1987, is divided into four sections, corresponding to a total of 40 goals/objectives.
The first section, dedicated to the socio-economic dimension, comprises the invitation to create sustainable population policies and fight against poverty. The second section, dedicated entirely to the environment, is a call to protect our atmosphere, combat deforestation and pollution and protect biodiversity. The other two sections of the paper are devoted to involving all members, including associations, in decision-making and the practical implementation of agreed decisions.
The full implementation of "Agenda 21”, the "Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21” and the "Commitments to the Rio principles”, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.