Signs of Hope

Signs of Hope : Working Towards Our Common Future

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In April 1987 the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) issued the report "Our Common Future", which pointed out that the world could no longer afford to think of its problems in neat, sectional packages. It called for international co-operation in order to halt the human assault on natural resources. This volume refutes pessimistic claims by describing how governments, organizations, industry, youth and the media have responded to the report's recommendations on atmospheric issues, soil erosion, indigenous people, foreign aid, disarmament and the tropical rain forests. The text also acknowledges areas where there has been disappointingly little progress, and urges the international community to address such issues as housing, education, population growth, Third World debt, renewable energy sources and the promotion of non-economic analysis among multilateral development banks.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 207 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0192852256
  • 9780192852250

Table of contents

Global responses to global problems; The wheels of government; The NGO community; A commitment by industry and labour; New ways of thinking; The next generation; Delivering the message; The unfinished agenda.
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About Linda Starke

About the Author Linda Starke is the editor of Our Common Future and of the annual State of the World reports from the Worldwatch Institute. A member of Washington Independent Writers, she has written for publications such as Business Ethics and The New Physician magazine, and The New York Times and The Washington Post.
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