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Publisher Comments:

"Sustainable development" quickly became the universal goal for environmentalists in the 1990s, motivated by the 1988 Brundtland Report and the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. When the time came to bring theory into reality, sustainable development revealed far more complexity than first anticipated. To attain sustainable development in the full sense of the phrase-meeting present needs without compromising the resources needed for future societies - environmental and social concerns would need a constant presence in all major economic decisions. The Cornerstone of Development: Integrating Environmental, Social, and Economic Policies profiles many of the first attempts to implement sustainable development initiatives worldwide. The model: Canada's experience with "multistakeholder" decision-making. Under the guidance of Canada's National Task Force on Environment and Economy, nationwide and provincial round tables brought government officials together with corporate officers to formulate sustainable development guidelines. Authorized by the Canadian government to serve as an "Agenda 21 organization," the International Development Resource Centre (IDRC) subsequently researched the feasibility of adapting the multistakeholder approach to the needs and practices of developing countries. The results are in these pages: valuable case histories from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Canada, each recounting the risks and benefits from integrating environmental, social and economic policies. When IDRC members were asked for ways to address environmental sustainability, they had few examples to follow-and little evidence that such endeavors could be fulfilled. The research and problem-solving efforts they produced are now collected here, for the guidance of other environment/development balance programs worldwide.

Book News Annotation:

Briefly outlines the multistakeholder approach to decision-making developed by Canadians, then presents case studies of its application both in Canada and, after some adaptation, in developing countries. Among the studies are environmental integration at an electric utility in Manitoba, wetlands management in Ghana, sustainable irrigation in the arid regions of India, and integrated planning and development in Peru. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Reconciling ecological, economic, and social imperatives / J. Robinson and J. Tinker — Learning and policy integration / A.K. Bernard and G. Armstrong — Environmental integration at an electric utility / D. DePape — Managing for sustainability / S. Owen — Planning Act reforms and initiatives in Ontario, Canada / G. Penfold — Wetlands management in Ghana / T. Anderson — Supplying clean water to the citizens of Nairobi / P.M. Syagga — Sustainable irrigation in the arid regions of India / V.S. Vyas — Integrated research and policies in East Asia / P.S. Intal, Jr. — Concertaciâon: integrated planning and development in Peru / L. Soberon A. — Integrating environmental, social, and economic policies / S. Holtz.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566703536
Author:
Schnurr, Jamie
Author:
Holtz, Susan
Author:
Idrc
Publisher:
CRC Press
Location:
Ottawa, Canada
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Environmental management
Subject:
Dâeveloppement communautaire
Subject:
Pays en voie de dâeveloppement
Subject:
Dâeveloppement durable
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-312).
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.21x6.10x.66 in. 1.00 lbs.

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