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Poverty and the Environment

Reconciling Short-term Needs with Long-term Sustainability Goals

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: August 1995
  • Page count: 156
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 95.III.D.65

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Few aspects of development are so complex as the need to reconcile anti-poverty and pro-environment goals. It is difficult to understand the interlinkages between poverty, environment, population growth and development. This publication brings environmental perspectives to bear on the quandaries and questions that had dominated the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen. It elaborates on an integrated approach to sustainable development which has the key criterion of meeting the needs of the least advantaged and most vulnerable members of society.