First published in 1992. The world is not living within its means. Current development policies, in both industrial and developing countries, are wasting resources and destroying the commons on which we all depend. The world is set on a path of deepening poverty and a deteriorating environment. New policies are needed to achieve sustainable development.

This book presents an integrated series of essays on the policies for sustainable development from one of the leading policy research institutes on environment and development issues. It concentrates on the developing world and looks at the specific sectors to which the policies have to be applied. Beginning with a discussion of what constitutes sustainable development, it goes on to deal with the institutional arrangements needed to mobilise human resources for change and the economic policies for sustainable natural resource management. It then examines the policies needed in agriculture, urban development, industry, forests, drylands, energy use, finance, population and consumption.

Throughout it demonstrates how those directly involved are best placed to manage their environments and resources. Policies must support the experience and resourcefulness of local people. Sustainable development requires that they control their own futures. This title will be of great interest to students of Environmental Studies.

chapter 1|20 pages

Sustainable Development: What Is to Be Done?

ByJohan Holmberg, Richard Sandbrook

chapter 3|26 pages

Economic Policy and Sustainable Natural Resource Management

ByEdward Barbier, Joshua Bishop, Bruce Aylward, Joanne Burgess

chapter 4|33 pages

Regenerating Agriculture: The Agroecology of Low-External Input and Community-Based Development

ByJules Pretty, Irene Guijt, Ian Scoones, John Thompson

chapter 5|33 pages

The Future City

ByJorge Hardoy, Diana Mitlin, David Satterthwaite

chapter 6|38 pages

Restructuring Industry for Sustainable Development

ByNick Robins, Alex Trisoglio

chapter 7|30 pages

The Future Shape of Forests

ByCaroline Sargent, Stephen Bass

chapter 8|33 pages

The Future of Africa’s Drylands: Is Local Resource Management the Answer?

ByCamilla Toulmin, Ian Scoones, Joshua Bishop

chapter 9|31 pages

Achieving Sustainability in Energy Use in Developing Countries

ByGregory Kats

chapter 10|32 pages

Financing Sustainable Development

ByJohan Holmberg

chapter 11|26 pages

Living in a Sustainable World

ByJohn Rowley, Johan Holmberg