Sustaining the Future: Economic, Social and Environmental Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sustaining the Future: Economic, Social and Environmental Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

by George Benneh
     
 

This book focuses on sustainable environmental and resource management development in the Sub-Saharan African region in the medium-term future. The first part analyses the driving forces of environmental change in the region, including persistent poverty, population growth, urbanization, industrialization, and energy production and consumption. The second part takes…  See more details below

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This book focuses on sustainable environmental and resource management development in the Sub-Saharan African region in the medium-term future. The first part analyses the driving forces of environmental change in the region, including persistent poverty, population growth, urbanization, industrialization, and energy production and consumption. The second part takes up issues central to sustainability, including agriculture, on which the majority of people still depend for their livelihood. Among the conclusions, the authors stress the need for policies aimed at poverty eradication and equitable economic development to counter unsustainable use of natural resources and to reduce vulnerability to environmental deterioration, economic decline, and hazards. Much greater cooperation between the North and the South - and a more open system of trade in particular - are recommended for better resource management. And finally, a strengthening of environmental institutions and environmental education at all levels is advised.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280809183
Publisher:
United Nations University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Pages:
384

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