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Title: Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Authors: Salih, M.A. Mohamed
M.A. Mohamed Salih, Edward Elgar
Keywords: Sustainable
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Description: Sustainable development, climate change and poverty are urgent tasks requiring eff orts that span countries, regions and communities. In this interdependent world, a shared vision and common eff ort are vital to sustaining the life support system that humanity relies on for its water, clean air, energy, food and raw materials. Since creating a sustainable world begins at home, the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), which I am honoured to lead, works to balance the needs of society with preserving the environment for present and future generations. In The Netherlands, we work closely with many partners as we pursue the holy grail of sustainability: other ministries, local and regional authorities, civil society, businesses and interest groups, as well as other national governments. Dutch environmental policy and practice are integral parts of the global sustainability eff ort. We do not merely pay lip service to international treaties, conventions and laws; we implement them. Our vision and our promise to work for a liveable environment underpins our belief in diversity and social justice; in freedom with responsibility: giving citizens the freedom to make decisions in a socially responsible way; and in managing the living environment in a manner that guarantees its preservation for future generations
ISBN: 978 1 84844 409 6
Appears in Collections:Environmental and Development Studies

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