Cork Environmental Forum
Inspired by the Rio Earth Conference in 1992, Cork Environmental Forum (CEF) came into being in 1995. It was supported by Cork County Council as an instrument for applying the principles of Local Agenda 21/ now Local Agenda 2030 (otherwise known as the Sustainable Development Goals) as agreed by the United Nations Global Conference on Environment and Development. CEF’s initial brief was to bring various stakeholders together at a local level throughout Cork City and County, who would not ordinarily have occasion to meet to discuss local sustainability and environmental issues and agree on an appropriate action plan. Its primary purpose remains to foster, promote and implement sustainable development at a local level in the Cork region.