Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Development: The IDB and the Environment: 1992-2002

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dc.contributor.author Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) en
dc.description.abstract The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) welcomes the opportunity that the World Summit on Sustainable Development offers the development community to reflect on regional trends and the major challenges facing our member countries in environmental sustainability. The IDB prepared this document with a particular focus on the environment and this document sets forth the essential elements of the institution's environment strategy in order to obtain feedback from the development community gathered in Johannesburg on the occasion of this milestone for global sustainability. en
dc.subject Environment & Natural Resources en
dc.subject Civil Society en
dc.title Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Development: The IDB and the Environment: 1992-2002 en
dc.contributor.other LUCIANOO
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-10T21:31:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-10T21:31:38Z
dc.date.issued 2002-08
dc.identifier.uri http://www.iadb.org/en/publications/publication-detail,7101.html?id=18836
dc.format.extent 35
dc.format.medium ACROBAT
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Environment
dc.subject Sustainable Development
dc.type Technical Notes
lacea.language.supported en
dc.date.modified 2013-12-29T09:10:50Z
dc.description.abstract2 Latin America and the Caribbean are facing a critical challenge: how to achieve strong growth and investment in the medium and long term that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio in 1992, the region has gone through a period of economic and social reform and established a more widespread capacity for environmental management. But there is still a long way to go before reaching that vision of sustainable development set forth 15 years ago in the seminal report Our Common Future.1 The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg offers not only a much-needed opportunity to review the record of the decade that has passed since the UNCED meeting in Rio, but also an occasion for defining concrete commitments to resolving those pressing social, economic and environmental issues that have emerged as the process of globalization has advanced around the world. The Inter-American Development Bank has played a critical role on the environmental front in the region during this period, and is now shaping a new strategy to address more fully the environmental dimensions of poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth. This report reviews the IDB's record since Rio and lays out the elements of this new approach to achieving genuine sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 1. World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, Our Common Future, Report of the Brundtland Commission on Environment and Sustainable Development, Madrid, Alianza Editorial, S.A.

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