The Citizens Network for Sustainable Development (CitNet)

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The Citizens Network for Sustainable Development (CitNet) is an independent, non-profit network bringing together US based organizations, communities, and individuals working on sustainability issues across the US.

CitNet works in the local, regional, and global arenas to make sustainable development a reality. By supporting citizen-led activities in development, monitoring and implementation of sustainability initiatives, promoting civil society participation in important policy fora, and connecting individuals and organizations, CitNet is helping build an ecologically sound and socially equitable and economically just world.

Created in October 1990 to coordinate civil society participation in the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (the “Earth Summit”), CitNet and its members have spent a decade connecting, educating, and acting to make real the Earth Summit’s vision of a more sustainable and equitable world.

Some of CitNet’s objectives include:

  • strengthening sustainability movements across the US, by providing a framework for information-sharing and collaboration across issue areas, sectors, and levels of activity;
  • connecting the US sustainability movement to the global sustainability movement; and
  • promoting broad-based, multi-stakeholder participation in decision making on sustainable development at the local, national, regional and global levels.

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