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Guyana: Microcosm of Sustainable Development Challenges

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By: Barry Munslow


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #94882 | ISBN: 1859726429
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Analyses the challenges of achieving sustainable development in Guyana where mining, logging, agriculture, tourism, industry and human settlement compete in using the same natural resource base. It assesses the potential winners and losers and offers strategic directions to encourage a more sustainable development future.


Part 1 Guyana's challenge: Guyana's experience in the wider picture; the challenge. Part 2 Mining: bauxite; gold; other minerals. Part 3 Forestry: overview; new foreign logging initiatives; forest ownership; national forestry action programme; programme for sustainable tropical forestry; tropenbos. Part 4 Agriculture and fishing: agriculture; renewing the water management system; chemical inputs; fishing. Part 5 Human settlement and service provision: housing and overcrowding; water provision, sewerage and solid waste disposal. Part 6 Industry, transport and energy: industry; transport; energy. Part 7 Biodiversity, tourism and the Amerindian community: biodiversity; tourism and national parks; Amerindian community. Part 8 Towards a national strategy for sustainability: Rio earth summit and its legacy; coastal zone management; meeting the sustainable development challenge. Part 9 The institutional challenge: institutional structures; the environment; ministry of agriculture; Mahaica - Mahaicony - Abary agricultural development; authority; national parks commission; Guyana natural resources agency; university of Guyana; human settlement institutions; non-governmental institutions; the challenge of intersectoral coordination; attitudes towards the environment; institutional dichotomy - development versus sustainability; sustainability through the window of development; improving institutional coordination. Part 10 Reviewing progress in the 1990s: environmental warnings; decentralization and coordination; poverty and social welfare; winners and losers?; conclusion.

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