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Governance for Sustainable Development: A Foundation for the Future

Edited By: Georgina Ayres and Rosalie Callway

208 pages, Tables


Paperback | Dec 2005 | #153046 | ISBN: 1844072088
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As the process of globalization continues, and power imbalances between decision-making institutions become increasingly apparent, the need for a critical assessment of the way in which we manage our interaction with the natural environment becomes ever more urgent. Good governance was identified at the World Summit on Sustainable Development as a critical factor for ensuring successful sustainable development.
This book builds on the briefing papers which were presented at the Summit, taking further the discussions of the WEHAB agenda (Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture and Biodiversity - the five international priority sectors highlighted by Secretary General Kofi Annan). This is a unique offering on the role and reform of global governance institutions and processes, raising issues which have been previously neglected in international discussions.


Introduction; Governance for Sustainable Development; Johannesburg Outcomes; Beyond Johannesburg; Environment; Society; Economy; Issue Focus: Back to Basics; Water; Energy; Health; Agriculture and Food; Biodiversity; Conclusion; Bibliography, Index

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Georgina Ayre, former Head of Policy and Research at Stakeholder Forum, recently joined DEFRA of the UK government and is working predominantly with the United Nations system. Rosalie Callway is an International Policy Officer at the Local Government International Bureau, UK. Her work focuses on sustainable development and governance issues

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