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Integrating Sustainable Development into National Frameworks

Policy Approaches for Key Sectors in Small States

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This book brings policy-making for sustainable development into the mainstream of decision-making at all levels of governance and in all sectors.



It builds on the 2005 internationally agreed ‘Mauritius Strategy’ which aims to implement the integration of sustainable development by small island developing states.



Designed as a handbook for policy-makers and planners in government, as well as business and civil society leaders, it covers seven of the twenty issues that have been outlined in the Mauritius Strategy as being important for the sustainable development of SIDS – disaster management; marine resources; freshwater resources; land resources; energy resources; tourism resources and trade.



It brings together best practices, policy options and development prospects that small states can pursue in order to achieve real progress in these fields. It covers the progress and experiences of countries in the Caribbean region, the Pacific region, and the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean region in their implementation of sustainable development in these areas. It also provides a useful point of reference and stimulus to policy-makers and their supporting colleagues from all sectors.

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National Sustainable Development Strategies in Small Island Developing States

an Overview

The first call for national sustainable development strategies (NSDS) was made at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Chapter 8 of Agenda 21, the landmark document that came out of the conference, states for countries to adopt a national strategy for sustainable development which ‘should build upon and harmonise the various sectoral economic, social and environmental policies and plans that are operating in the country… Its goals should be to ensure socially responsible economic development while protecting the resource base and the environment for the benefit of future generations’.

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