Reducing Poverty and Sustaining the Environment: The Politics of Local Engagement

Reducing Poverty and Sustaining the Environment: The Politics of Local Engagement

by Stephen Bass, Hannah Reid, David Satterthwaite, Paul Steele
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844071162

ISBN-13: 9781844071166

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'A valuable contribution to our collective knowledge about governance, poverty and the environment' Frances Seymour, World Resources Institute 'Detailed and realistic documentation of contemporary development and governance relationships and trends' Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies There are growing signs that development work by governments, aid

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'A valuable contribution to our collective knowledge about governance, poverty and the environment' Frances Seymour, World Resources Institute 'Detailed and realistic documentation of contemporary development and governance relationships and trends' Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies There are growing signs that development work by governments, aid agencies and non-government organisations ignores the fact that environmental quality matters to the poor. There are also indications that some environmental work is pushing 'people-out' protection methodologies. Yet recently, an extensive range of project, programme and policy level activities has focused attention on the important links between poverty and the environment, and the benefit of entrenching these links in policy-making processes at all levels. The role that politics plays in all of this is of overriding importance. This volume is the first to address the role of politics in environmental issues that matter to the poor through a series of case studies. It describes experiences at regional, national and local levels in low and middle income countries including China, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, Pakistan, Colombia, Peru, India, Saint Lucia and countries in East Africa. Ultimately the book demonstrates how understanding the national and local political context is crucial for addressing poverty-environment issues such as environmental health, access to natural resources for livelihoods and security, and coping with environmental disasters. The editors advocate ways in which political processes can be used to make positive changes - from the perspectives of both poverty reduction and the environment.

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ISBN-13:
9781844071166
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
719,305
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Creating space for civil society in an impoverished environment in Pakistan20
3The bioplan : decreasing poverty in Manizales, Colombia, through shared environmental management44
4Environment-poverty linkages : managing natural resources in China73
5The evolving roles of environmental management institutions in East Africa : from conservation to poverty reduction100
6Stories on the environment and conflict from northern Nigeria131
7The sea is our garden : coastal resource management and local governance in the Caribbean152
8'Working for water' in a democratic South Africa180
9People, perspectives and reality : Usangu myths and other stories, Tanzania197
10Community-designed, built and managed toilet blocks in Indian cities223
11Concertacion (reaching agreement) and planning for sustainable development in Ilo, Peru255
12Conclusions280

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