Following on from the 'Earth Summit' held in Rio in 1992 and the resulting Agenda 21, the key to successful implementation was believed to be that each country would choose its own solutions to the problems that needed to be overcome in order to move to a more sustainable path of development. This book examines the discontinuities that exist between national aspirations and local implementation of sustainable development strategies. It compares what is happening on the ground with formal national environmental action plans, sectoral plans and less formalized policies. It examines whether local knowledge, aspirations and actions are undermining national aspirations or whether they are being ignored at the national level with detrimental consequences to sustainable development. Using case studies from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Peru, South Africa, Burma, Namibia, the Caribbean, Indonesia, Tunisia and Brazil, the book compares progress, or lack of progress, between different sectors, cultures, regions and resources throughout the developing world, situating these within a global context. In doing so, it draws lessons from those cases which appear to be experiencing positive moves towards sustainability and sees whether common frameworks exist which point to the possibility that good practice may be transferable from one milieu to another.Biografía del autor:
Drs Jennifer Hill, Alan Terry and Wendy Woodland are all at the School of Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807546460510000000
Descripción Ashgate Pub Co, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX075464605X
Descripción Routledge, 2006. Hardback. Estado de conservación: NEW. 9780754646051 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Nº de ref. de la librería HTANDREE01012878
Descripción Ashgate Pub Co, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. illustrated edition. 323 pages. 9.00x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __075464605X
Descripción Ashgate Publishing Company. Estado de conservación: New. pp. 323. Nº de ref. de la librería 7376604