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World in Transition 4: Fighting Poverty through Environmental Policy

Series: World in Transition

By: German Advisory Council on Global Change

352 pages, Figures, tables, boxes


Hardback | Dec 2005 | #153001 | ISBN: 1853838837
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At the start of the 21st century, fighting poverty and protecting the environment are two of the most urgent challenges facing the international community. In this report, the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) argues that successful environmental protection is a prerequisite for effective poverty eradication.
The report investigates the link between the causes and manifestations of poverty and environmental problems, asking key questions such as: which institutional arrangements offer ways of coping with these problems, and where must gaps be closed? To this end, WBGU has evaluated major international political processes and developed recommendations on policy coherence. It also presents various recommendations on further research to identify the strategic gaps in theoretical and practical knowledge.


1 Introduction; 2 Integrative environment and development policy - The Rio vision; 3 Poverty, vulnerability and environmental change - Taking stock and looking ahead; 4 Linkages among international environment and development policy spheres; 5 Reducing poverty and protecting the environment: Recommendations for integrated policies; 6 Research recommendations; 7 Core Messages; References, Glossary, Index.

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