Since the Stockholm Environment Conference in 1972 and the Rio Summit in 1992, there has been unprecedented public concern for the future of the planet and a growing awareness that development needs to be sustainable. This text charts the growth of these ideas by beginning with a visionary piece written by Barbara Ward in the 1970s, and ends with a chapter looking ahead another 30 years into the future. Two generations of thinkers and activists have helped to shape environment and development policy and increase local level power in environmental management. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the IIED's most influential writers provide in this volume a perspective on three decades of development and green debates.
'Evidence for Hope reminds us that NGOs too posses historical depth and analytical variety.' Development and Change
Introduction * Part I: Beginning with Hope - Only One Earth * The Duty to Hope: a Tribute to Barbara Ward * Stockholm: The Founding of IIED * Part II: Three Decades of Change and Development - Time for Change: IIED 1984-1990 * Earthscan-Panos: Favourite Son, Via Cuckoo-in-the-nest, to Friendly Rival * Change that Works * Part II: IIED Programmes - Forestry and Land Use * The Energy Programme * Sustainable Agriculture * Setting an Urban Agenda: Human Settlements and IIED-America Latina * Drylands: A History of Networks * Economics of Environment and Development * Strategies, Plans, Impacts and People: IIED's Role in Assessment * Part IV: Endpiece - Globalization, Civil Society and Governance: Challenges for the 21st Century * Index of People