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UN Millennium Development Library: Environment and Human Well-Being: A Practical Strategy

Series: UN Millennium Development Library Volume: 10

By: UN Millennium Project

224 pages, Figures, tables, diagrams


Paperback | Dec 2005 | #152541 | ISBN: 1844072282
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About this book

Volume in the UN Millennium Development Library that provides an overview of the challenges and strategies for working toward environmental protection at the same time as ending poverty.

From the publisher's announcement:

Achieving human development while overcoming, rather than exacerbating environmental challenges - such as the degradation of land, watersheds and marine fisheries, deforestation, pollution, and climate change - is an immense but central challenge to humanity. Environment and Human Well-Being presents principles upon which each country can determine for itself the most appropriate steps to take towards achieving environmental sustainability. The authors integrate cross-cutting strategies, present case studies and propose specific interventions and policy changes required to improve environmental management at the country, regional and international levels.


Part I: The problem * Call for operationalizing environmental sustainability * Environment and human well-being * Links to other Millennium Development Goals * Other links * Driving environmental change * Direct drivers of environmental change * Indirect drivers of environmental change * Controlling the drivers of environmental change * Key elements of environmental change * Regional diagnosis of environmental conditions * Why has environmental sustainability been elusive? * Lack of clear operational objectives * Insufficient direct investment in environmental management * Poor integration into sector policies * Inadequate institutional capacity, misalignment of goals, and poor governance * Widespread market failures and distortions * Underinvestment in science and technology * Difficulty of regional and international cooperation * Limited public awareness * Part II: The solution * Investing in environmental management * Element 1: agricultural production systems * Element 2: forests * Element 3: freshwater resources and ecosystems * Element 4: fisheries and marine ecosystems * Element 5: air and water pollution * Element 6: global climate change * Structural changes for environmental sustainability * Strengthening institutions and governance * Correcting market failures and distortions * Improving access to and use of knowledge * Mobilizing science and technology for sustainable development * Implementing strategies for environmental sustainability * National implementation mechanisms * Regional implementation mechanisms * Global implementation mechanisms *

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UN Millennium Project Task Force on Environmental Sustainability led by Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro, Coordinator, Jeffrey McNeely, Coordinator, Don Melnick, Coordinator, Robin R. Sears and Guido Schmidt-Traub. The UN Millennium Project and its Task Forces comprise more than 250 scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policy-makers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector.

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