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Reducing Poverty and Sustaining the Environment

There are growing dangers that developmental work by governments, aid agencies and NGOs is driven to ignore the fact that environmental quality matters to the poor. There are also signs that some environmental work is pushing ‘people-out’ protection methodologies. Yet recently an extensive range of work at the project, programme and policy level has begun to reveal the important links between poverty and environment and to ensure that these links are reflected in policymaking processes at all levels. The role that politics plays in all of this is of overriding importance. This volume is the first to address the role of politics in environmental issues that matter to the poor through a series of case studies of experiences at regional, national and local levels in low and middle income countries, including China, Egypt, Tanzania, East Africa, Nigeria, South Africa, Pakistan, Colombia, Peru, India, Thailand and St Lucia.

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  • IIED code: 17002IIED
  • Published: Aug 2005 - Earthscan
  • Theme: Policy and planning
  • ISBN: 978-1-844071-16-6
  • Language: English

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