XI. Policy Context
This Appendix lists the principal international, national, regional, and local policy documents, guidelines and plans that have helped inform and guide the preparation of the County Development Plan. While comprehensive, this list is not exhaustive. The list presented here should be read in conjunction with the specific policy context that is provided in each chapter of the Plan.
International Policies and Conventions UN (2015) Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which includes a long-term temperature goal to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.
UN (2015) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages countries to develop national responses to the Sustainable Development Goals and incorporate them into planning and policy.
ICOMOS (2011) Principles for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage Sites, Structures, Areas and Landscapes
The joint ICOMOS-TICCIH Principles for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage Site, Structures, Areas and Landscapes, also known as the Dublin Principles, are aimed at assisting in the documentation, protection, conservation and appreciation of industrial heritage as part of the heritage of human societies around the World.
UN (1992) Framework Convention on Climate Change
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental treaty aimed at stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
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