This publication is the result of a meeting which took place in Mexico City in June 2004. Participants from Mexico, Colombia, Spain, and the United States sought to understand the theoretical possibilities and the practical achievements of citizen participation and public deliberation in local governments in Mexico.
This article traces the history of conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, and then argues that repeated failure to understand or accommodate the political factors at work in the Amazon undermines efforts to protect the rainforest.
Includes sections on NGO networking and partnering; environmental education methods; and building the capacity of green NGOs.
While global environmental and population challenges are clearer and more pressing than ever, the international community seems less capable of constructive agreement, writes Frederick Meyerson.
The book’s broad thesis is that alleviating poverty in the 21st century is not only a moral but also a security imperative.
Because population projections are generally accepted as expert and reliable, non-demographic analysts tend to see projected population growth as an inevitable and unstoppable force in human affairs.
Defying the proclaimed ideological similarity of the various governments of Eastern Europe (except Greece) during the last 40 years, nationalism is the strongest single motivating force today in that region. Nationalism has forced those in power to make certain ideological concessions giving birth to a basic contradiction even in terminology, national communism. Still, a major issue for the leaders of the various parties and states remains unresolved: the people's primary loyalty has little if anything to do with the world view which they are supposed to accept as the sole valid motivating force for their behavior.
The guide lists by theme literature that has come to the attention of ECSP in the past year on population, environmental change, and security issues.
An issue brief produced by the Population-Health-Environment Policy and Practice Group.
Sustained human development is an essential precondition for any effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, Nana Poku writes.