First published in 1998, this volume uses Guyana as an excellent, comprehensive case study to examine various sectors’ operations, effects upon the environment and the ways in which the sector can impact upon the vitality and development potential of other sectors. The authors attempt to demonstrate how it is possible to adjust current sectoral activities for improved resource utilisation. They begin in the interior looking at mining and forest resource exploitation. Attention then moves towards the coast, looking at agriculture, fishing, human settlement and service provision. A review of industry, transport and energy follows before examining biodiversity, tourism and the Amerindian community. Finally, a detailed analysis is presented of the challenges to be faced in devising a sustainable development national strategy.
Table of Contents
1. Guyana’s Challenge. 2. Mining. 3. Forestry. 4. Agriculture and Fishing. 5. Human Settlement and Service Provision. 6. Industry, Transport and Energy. 7. Biodiversity, Tourism and the Amerindian Community. 8. Towards a National Strategy for Sustainability. 9. The Institutional Challenge. 10. Reviewing Progress in the 1990s.