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About this book
About this book
Reviews progress since the Rio Summit in 1992 and sets an agenda for the follow up summit in 2002. With contributions from Gro Harlem Brundtland, Tom Burke, Herbie Girardet, John Gummer and others. The expanded edition incorporates new chapters on the crucial topics of water and energy.
Part I Overcoming Roadblocks to Agenda 21; The UN; Industry; NGOs; Local Government; Trade Unions; Women; Part II A New Charter; From the Rio Declarations to the Earth Charter; Part III Overriding Concerns; International Forest Initiatives; A Sustainable Transport Convention; Poverty; Financing the Transition to Sustainable Development; Trade, Investment, Business & Sustainable Development; Capital Markets; Part IV Emerging Issues; Environmental Security; Cities; Tourism; Transnational Corporate Accountability & Responsibility; Health; Our Common Future & Rio 10 Years On; Consumption & Production; Oceans & Fish; Freshwater; Energy Part V Overview; Reforming the International institutions; Roadmap to 2002; Useful Addresses; Index
Felix Dodds is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment and Development Forum. Toby Middleton is International Communications Coordinator for UNED Forum's Towards Earth Summit 2002 project.
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'An extraordinary review of a complex and evolving dilemma.' 'If the first Earth Summit was high on idealism but low on practicality, Earth Summit 2002 threatens to reverse the pattern. This vital pre-summit reader manages to combine the highest and best of both.' David Boyle, New Economics Foundation 'It is an incredibly useful resource for teaching and research, both in terms of the range of valuable information and the visions for sustainable development laid out within its pages. Compared to much academic literature, a spirit of unapologetic realism can be found in most of the chapters.' Environmental Politics 'This is quite a technical book but for all who value the future of our fragile world, a necessary study.' City To Cities, Issue 15, April/May 2002