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Human and Environmental Security: An agenda for Change

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Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. It is now clear that real human security, defined by the Commission on Human Security as 'protecting vital freedoms', can only be achieved if the full range of issues that underpin human security - including environmental integrity - are addressed.

Edited by Felix Dodds and Tim Pippard


Governance for Sustainable Development

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As the process of globalisation continues and power imbalances between decision-making institutions become increasinlgy apparent, the need for a critical assessment of the way in which we manage our interaction with the natural environment becomes ever more urgent.

 

Plain language Guide to the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002 brought together thousands of delegates who mapped out the future of the global sustainable development agenda. The resulting technical document, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), identifies priorities in the implementation of Agenda 21 and other international agreements, and commitments that will take these priorities forward. This plain language version provides an invaluable reference to the outcomes of the WSSD by explaining the JPOI clearly for the lay person and expert alike.

By Jan McHarry, Janet Strachan, Rosalie Callway and Georgina Ayre