In a semi-official 1993 book explaining the plan, Daniel Sitarz enthusiastically described it as “a document of hope,” “a vast plan for humanity to find its way to the next century by acting more gently on earth. If its comprehensive programs are implemented worldwide, it will have an impact on any human activity on our planet. Profound and dramatic changes in human society are proposed by this monumental historic agreement. In Carroll County, all five county commissions were removed from office to support the plan. In Missoula, Mont., police had to be called to quell a riot over the payment of contributions to an organization to help implement it. And in Albemarle County, Virginia, the board of directors stopped paying those dues and even pulled out of a national agreement. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002 World Summit), reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to the full implementation of Agenda 21, as well as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other international agreements. [Citation required] In Missoula, Mont., police had to be called to calm a government meeting in December 2012, during which about $1,200 in fees were discussed at ICLEI. In Albemarle County, Virginia, in 2012, the board suspended contributions to ICLEI and also withdrew support for a national agreement on climate change. Bush was one of 178 heads of government who signed the final text of the agreement at the 1992 Earth Summit,[17][18] and in the same year, Congressmen Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel and William Broomfield spoke out in support of U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 353, which supported the implementation of Agenda 21 in the United States.

[16] [19] The President`s Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), established by 1993 implementing regulations, is specifically 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, labor, and civil rights organizations. In early 1996, the PCSD presented to the President its report “Sustainable America: A New Consensus”. In the absence of a multisectoral consensus on how to achieve sustainable development in the United States, the CPD was designed to make recommendations on the implementation of Agenda 21. [Citation required] Finally, the far right had sounded the alarm on all the international agreements and controls that date back to the League of Nations at the beginning of the twentieth century and even before.