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World Resources, 2002-2004 Decisions for the Earth - Balance, Voice, and Power

ISBN-10: 1569735328
ISBN-13: 9781569735329
Edition: 2003
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Description: This is an examination of how we make environmental decisions and who makes them, which is the process of environmental governance. The text contains many case studies and presents national statistics on environmental, social and economic trends in  More...

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: World Resources Institute
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

This is an examination of how we make environmental decisions and who makes them, which is the process of environmental governance. The text contains many case studies and presents national statistics on environmental, social and economic trends in more than 150 countries.

Forewordp. vii
Environmental Governance: Whose Voice? Whose Choice?p. 1
The Scope of Our Decisionsp. 2
Governance Is Crucialp. 2
Ecosystems: The Governance Frontierp. 5
What Is Environmental Governance?p. 5
Unfamiliar but Everydayp. 6
Does Governance Reach Beyond Governments?p. 7
What Is At Stake?p. 8
Better Governance, Better Equityp. 14
Participation and Accountabilityp. 15
Principles of Environmental Governancep. 19
Reconsidering Environmental Governancep. 22
Environmental Governance Todayp. 23
Governance in a Changing Worldp. 24
Grading Environmental Governancep. 39
Good Governance, Healthy Ecosystemsp. 43
Public Participation and Accessp. 47
Access Intitiative Findings: The State of Accessp. 51
Access to Informationp. 51
Access to Decision-Makers and Opportunities to Participatep. 57
Access to Justice and Redressp. 59
Improving Access: What's Needed?p. 61
Awakening Civil Societyp. 65
Civil Society: Power in Numbersp. 66
A Multitude of Rolesp. 71
Civil Society Is Not Perfectp. 75
Empowered or Marginalized?p. 79
Building the Capacity of Civil Societyp. 81
Decentralization: A Local Voicep. 89
What is Decentralization?p. 90
Effective Democratic Decentralizationp. 92
Decentralization Today: Partial Progressp. 97
Supporting Better Decentralizationp. 101
Driving Business Accountabilityp. 107
Beyond Traditional Regulationp. 108
Information Disclosure Is the Keyp. 110
Government-Mandated Disclosurep. 111
Voluntary Corporate Disclosurep. 116
Regulation by Civil Societyp. 123
Supporting the Transition to Accountabilityp. 131
International Environmental Governancep. 137
Setting Environmental Policy: A Symphony of Organizationsp. 139
Environmental Treaties: A Consensus for Stewardshipp. 145
Financing the Global Environment: Paying the Piper Poorly?p. 152
Strengthening International Governance: Priority Tasksp. 153
International Trade and Finance: Can Environment Be Integrated?p. 156
Investing in the Environment?p. 161
New Players, More Inclusive Processesp. 166
Principles to Guide International Governance Reformp. 169
A World of Decisions: Case Studiesp. 173
Mind over Mussels: Rethinking Mapelane Reserve (Sokhulu, South Africa)p. 174
The New Iran: Toward Environmental Democracy (Lazoor, Iran)p. 182
Ok Tedi Mine: Unearthing Controversy (Papua New Guinea)p. 188
Women, Water, and Work: The Success of the Self-Employed Women's Association (Gujarat, India)p. 198
Earth Charter: Charting a Course for the Future (Global)p. 208
Toward a Better Balancep. 215
Adopt Environmental Management Approaches that Respect Ecosystemsp. 216
Build the Capacity for Public Participationp. 216
Recognize All Affected Stakeholders in Environmental Decisionsp. 218
Integrate Environmental Sustainability in Economic Decision-Makingp. 218
Strengthen Global Environmental Cooperationp. 219
Decisions for the Earthp. 221
Recommendationsp. 221
Data Tablesp. 230
Governance and Access to Informationp. 234
Global Governance: Participation in Major Multilateral Agreementsp. 238
Financial Flows, Government Expenditures, and Corporationsp. 242
Economic Indicatorsp. 246
Agriculture and Foodp. 250
Biodiversity and Protected Areasp. 254
Climate and Atmospherep. 258
Energyp. 262
Fisheries and Aquaculturep. 266
Forests, Grasslands, and Drylandsp. 270
Freshwater Resourcesp. 274
Population, Health, and Human Well-Beingp. 278
Acknowledgmentsp. 284
Referencesp. 287
Indexp. 307
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