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.



Youth perspectives on sustainable development for SIDS

Sustainable development in small island countries cannot be adequately addressed without including one very important stakeholder – the young people. Island youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, inmany cases they are also highly engaged todaywith the current issues facing their countries.Young people represent a special segment of society; they are dynamic and innovative but they often lack the concrete skills and tools necessary to implement their ideas. Furthermore, young islanders are highlymobile,withmany leaving their islands to pursue employment or education in other countries.The effective engagement of this energetic group in small islands requires a balance between providing guidance and support on the one hand, and on the other, encouraging youth-led project development and implementation that creates opportunities at home.


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