This book provides an overview of the most important issues as they are dealt with in the Johannesburg "World Summit on Sustainable Development's Plan of Implementation". It addresses the science behind the discussions on poverty, production and consumption patterns, water, energy, Small Island Developing States, sustainability issues in Central/Eastern Europe and Latin America, and the role of the financial world in the sustainable development of education, science and research.
Preface by HRH Laurent of Belgium. List of Contributors. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Boxes. Introduction and Acknowledgements.- The Johannesburg Conference.- Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development.- Production, Consumption and The World Summit on Sustainable Development.- Water For Sustainable Development in Africa.- Energy and Sustainable Development at Global Environmental Summits: An Evolving Agenda.- Management of Chemicals For Sustainable Development.- Health: A Necessity for Sustainable Development.- Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States: The Case of The Maldives.- Sustainable Development - A New Challenge for the Countries in Central and Eastern Europe.- Wssd 2002, Latin America and Brazil: Biodiversity and Indigenous People.- Sustainable Development and The Role of the Financial World.- Education for Sustainable Development: The Johannesburg Summit and Beyond.- Science, Research, Knowledge and Capacity Building.- Governance for Sustainable Development and Civil Society Participation.- Partnerships.- Is Multilateralism The Future? Sustainable Development or Globalisation as "A Comprehensive Vision of The Future of Humanity".- List of Abbreviations.- Index.