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Strategies for National Sustainable Development
A handbook for their planning and implementation

ISBN 9780415850865
Published April 11, 2013 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

The IUCN Strategies for Sustainable Development Handbook Series

This handbook is one in a series being produced by IUCN and its partners to assist countries and communities implement Agenda 21, the action programme of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The series will include handbooks on national strategies for sustainable development, local strategies, assessing progress towards sustainability, biodiversity action plans, .involving indigenous peoples, and on integrating population and resource use planning; and regular companion volumes of case studies addressing the key issues of concern to strategy implementation. Many international agreements and action plans now call for countries to undertake national strategies. These strategies seek to involve communities in united approaches to sustainable development. Some are sectoral, such as tropical forest strategies, others are thematic, covering topics such as biodiversity, education or climate change. Still others, such as national conservation strategies and national environment action plans, are evolving to become more comprehensive processes, drawing together economic, social and environmental development actions. This handbook is for people involved in strategies. It draws on experiences in different regions of the world to present options and examples of the role of strategies in sustainable development. Originally published in 1995

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Overview Part 1 Part2 The Strategy Cycle Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Getting Started Planning the Strategy Implementing the Strategy Keeping Strategies on Track Part 3 Chapter 10 References Resources to Drive the Strategy Financing Strategies and the Role of~xten~al Agencies Glossary Index Ten Lessons and Features of National Strategies for Sustainability The Twin Pillars of Sustainable Development Signs of Unsustainability Agenda 21 and Caring for the Earth Some Benefits of Strategies Various Types of National Strategy Many Strategies but no Strategy? The Case of British Columbia Trends Observed as Participation Increases Participatory Inquiry Participation in some National Strategies An Important role for Gocal government Why is it Difficult to Institutionalize Participation? Communication Strategies Staff Resources in National Strategy Secretariats Objectives and Indicators: an Example from the Netherlands Suggested Components of Analysis A Sustainable Development Information System Australia's National Strategy for Sustainable Development Changes Likely to be Covered by an Action Plan Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Arbitration: an Australian Example Principles for Sustainable Development Law Examples of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Policy Assessment in a Local Strategy in Pakistan Ten Lessons for Donors The Pakistan NCS: Turning the Plan into Action National Environment Funds (NEFs) Bolivia's NEF Colombia's NEF Classification of Selected Environment and Development Strategies Cost of Selected Strategies Overview of Some National Environment Funds Relationship between People and the Earth Sustainable Development: Integration of Objectives An Example of a Single-Track Strategy Process The Strategy Cycle Ecosystem Information Levels Society Information Levels People-Ecosystem Information Levels Strategy Components

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