The Cape Town-Aachen Partnership is based on the Agenda 21 principles. All efforts and projects within the Partnership should refer to these principles of Agenda 21. In the following submenu you can read why the Partnership is unique.

Agenda 21 is an action plan of the United Nations (UN) related to sustainable development and was an outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, in 1992. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment.