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Sustainable Trade and Poverty Reduction

New Approaches to Integrated Policy Making at the National Level

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: December 2006
  • Page count: 158
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 06.III.D.58

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This publication summarises the results of a capacity building process, which started in 2003, to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations in public policies. A particular focus is on promoting sustainable trade and poverty reduction. Nine countries participated in the process: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Russia, and Uganda. Policies subject to integrated assessment ranged from a sustainable development plan for the paving of highway in the Brazilian Amazon to Kenya's national energy policy. Governments and national research institutions were the drivers of this process and multi-stakeholder participation a prominent feature.