An Introduction to Sustainable Development by Peter P. Rogers

By Peter P. Rogers

The main complete textbook ever written on sustainable improvement, pilot-tested around the world. insurance comprises: heritage to sustainable improvement and international environmental matters; dimension and sustainability signs; environmental evaluation, administration and coverage; methods and linkages to poverty aid; affects and infrastructure improvement; economics, intake, creation and industry disasters; governance; participation; catastrophe administration; foreign monetary associations; overseas environmental agreements and the position of civil society.

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International donor governments, NGOs, and financing institutions like the World Bank and ADB are also stakeholders. Par ticipation may take a range of forms or levels, from shallow to deep. Par ticipator y planners must decide which forms to employ with which stakeholders at different times depending upon skills required to make par ticular decisions. The forms are discussed as follows. 1. Information sharing Stakeholders, in par ticular the people affected by a project, should be informed in advance about what is being planned and what is expected to happen, and how much money is being invested in their communities.

This implies that our economic systems should be managed so that we can live off the dividends of our resources. (Rober t Repetto, 1986) By “resources” Repetto includes natural and otherwise, considering them as an endowment fund. The interest rate is the regenerated capacity of the natural environment or of a human-made environment, plus the managed capacity for expansion. As he was connected at the time with the World Bank, it is understandable that Repetto’s definition relies heavily on economic concepts.

Projected Growth in World Population, 1950–2050 Billion Highest Growth Scenario 11 Billion by 2050 10 8 Lowest Growth 6 Today 4 DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Highest Growth 2 Lowest Growth DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 0 1950 1975 2000 2025 2050 Source: Based on United Nations Population Division (2005) Population Challenges and Development Goals and UN (2005) World Population Prospects (2004 Revision) Figure 2-6. indb 54 02/10/2007 09:31:04 CH A L L E N G E S O F S U S TA I N A B L E DEVELO PM EN T conflicts between and among countries on shared water resources as in the case of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, which draw water from the Indus and Ganga-Brahmaputra rivers; and Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, which are watered by the Mekong River.

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