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In the years since the Rio Earth Summit, what has been achieved? "The Way Forward" is the essential guide to the progress made at the intergovernmental level and also by national governments, NGOs and grassroots agencies; considers the successes and failures of the last five years; and identifies the main developments that need to be addressed in the future. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines, and all are leading experts in their fields. The essays represent all the interest groups involved - ...

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Overview

In the years since the Rio Earth Summit, what has been achieved? "The Way Forward" is the essential guide to the progress made at the intergovernmental level and also by national governments, NGOs and grassroots agencies; considers the successes and failures of the last five years; and identifies the main developments that need to be addressed in the future. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines, and all are leading experts in their fields. The essays represent all the interest groups involved - NGOs, governments, international agencies, the business community and community action groups

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853834370
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 224

Meet the Author

Felix Dodds is the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future. He has written or co-edited the following books: Negotiating and Implementing MEAs; Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change; How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings; Earth Summit 2002: A New Deal; Multi-stakeholder Process on Governance and Sustainability The Way Forward: Beyond Agenda 21; and Into the Twenty First Century: An Agenda for Political Realignment. He occasionally writes for the BBC Green Room and blogs from film festivals.

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Table of Contents

Following the Introduction by Jonathon Porritt and Preface by Gus Speth, Part One looks at the key agreements of the Rio Summit, what has happened since 1992, and how they might develop in the future: Agenda 21, C Linder; The UN Commission on Sustainable Development, F Dodds and T Bigg; The Climate Convention, P Newell; The Biodiversity Convention, F McConnell; The Forest Principles, C Saint-Laurent; The Desertification Convention, C Toulmin; The Rio Declaration, P Sands.
Part Two assesses the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders in implementing the agreements reached at Rio: NGOs, P Mucke; Local Agenda 21, J Brugman; The Business Charter for Sustainable Development, B Stigson; Trade Union Action, W Gereluk and L Royer; Youth, Z Wood.
Part Three identifies the key trends which are likely to shape the next five years: Trade and Sustainable Development C LeQuesne and C Arden Clarke; Indicators for Sustainable Development, G Lawrence; New Financial Mechanisms for Funding Sustainable Development, B Bramble; Consumption and Production E Dowdeswell.
Part Four offers perspectives for the future: Perspectives from Europe, D Osborn; From theUN, N Desai; From the NGOs, P Padbury; From Northern Governments, K Topfer; From Southern Governments Ambassador Cavalcanti

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