'As we start the preparations for the Earth Summit in 2002, 10 years from Rio and 30 years from Stockholm, we need to set targets and dates that are realistic to deliver the change that is needed. There will also need to be a debate on the international machinery to achieve what we want, and 2002 will be significant in setting out the direction. This book has drawn in some of the key people who are working to make 2002 a significant event' FROM THE FOREWORD BY KLAUS TOPFER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME AND CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS At the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, world leaders adopted a comprehensive programme of action for implementing sustainable development worldwide. As preparations for Earth Summit 2002 proceed, leading players from around the world present a frank assessment of progress to date. They set goals and describe mechanisms that will enable the international community to complete the tasks set in Rio and prepare for new challenges and opportunities. This book will be a catalyst for the public and political momentum required to push forward the global sustainable development agenda.

part 1|83 pages

Roadblocks to Implementing Agenda 21 and How to Overcome Them

chapter 1|18 pages

Roadblocks to Agenda 21

A Government Perspective
BySimon Upton

chapter 2|10 pages

Implementing Agenda 21

A United Nations Perspective
ByNitin Desai

chapter 3|9 pages

Who Is Aware of Agenda 21? Missing Conditions

Three Major Barriers
ByVictoria Elias

chapter 4|9 pages

Agenda 21 and the Role of Local Government

ByJeb Brugman

chapter 5|16 pages

Workroom Versus Boardroom Approaches to Sustainable Development

Reversing the Downward Spiral
ByLucien Royer, Winston Gereluk

chapter 6|19 pages

Women and Sustainable Development

From 2000 to 2002
ByMinu Hemmati

part II|11 pages

A New Charter

chapter 7|9 pages

A People's Earth Charter

ByMaximo Kalaw

part III|79 pages

Overriding Concerns

chapter 8|10 pages

International Forest Initiatives

ByStephen Bass

chapter 9|15 pages

A Sustainable Transport Convention for the New Europe

ByDeike Peters

chapter 10|10 pages

Poverty and the Environment

ByCletus A. Avoka

chapter 11|26 pages

Financial Resources for the Transition to Sustainable Development

ByBarbara J. Bramble

chapter 12|9 pages

Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development

ByAndrew Simms

chapter 13|7 pages

Civil Society, Business and Sustainable Development

Regulating (Almost) Without the Regulation
ByRob Lake

part IV|139 pages

Emerging Issues

chapter 14|23 pages

Environment and Security*

ByMargaret Brusasco-Mackenzie

chapter 15|10 pages

Cities and the Culture of Sustainability

ByHerbert Girardet

chapter 16|11 pages

Tourism and the Commission On Sustainable Development

ByFrans de Man

chapter 17|6 pages

Sustainable Tourism

A Southern Perspective
ByNina Rao

chapter 18|15 pages

The Titanic Transnationals

Corporate Accountability and Responsibility
ByJagjit Kaur Plahe, Pieter van der Gaag

chapter 19|9 pages

Getting Health in a Handbasket

ByChip Lindner

chapter 20|11 pages

Our Common Future and Ten Years After Rio

How Far Have We Come and Where Should We Be Going?1
ByGro Harlem Brundtland

chapter 21|14 pages

Sustainable Consumption and Production

ByLaurie Michaelis

chapter 22|11 pages

Fish Forever

ByJohn Gummer

chapter 23|14 pages


A Global Crisis of Water Security and Basic Water Provision*
ByRosalie Gardiner

chapter 24|11 pages


Fuel for Sustainable Development
ByJürgen Maier

part V|26 pages


chapter 25|24 pages

Reforming the International Institutions

ByFelix Dodds