Tools for Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Small States

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Tools for Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Small States provides a thorough grounding in bringing sustainable development to the forefront of policy-making.

By taking a cross-departmental approach to national planning, more human and financial resources would be available for policy implementation. This is of particular relevance to small states, as they have limited access to resources and are by nature inherently vulnerable.

The book is divided into four parts. Part one explores how small states can move from the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation (MSI) to devising practical national strategies; part two addresses the need for legislative change; part three tackles the social and environmental aspects of progress with MSI; and finally, part four examines methods for monitoring progress.

Contributors to the chapters range from international academics to economists, providing both a theoretical and practical approach. Through case study examples from small states, this book offers invaluable insights into the complexities of implementing sustainable development.



A review of environmental impact assessment and sustainable development in small island states

Small islands states (SIDS) spread across the planet form a distinctive group which share many characteristics and whose vulnerability and special situation has been recognised by the international community (Payet, 2007). The sustainability of SIDS in particular drew the attention of the international community in 1989 when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution (GA44/206) on SIDS,which later became enshrined in Agenda 21, Chapter 17G (UN, 1992).Thiswas further recognised by the 1994 Barbados Programme of Action for Small Island States (BPOA) and the 2005Mauritius International Meeting of the Small Island States (Koonjul, 2004; UN, 2005)


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