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Government Response to Environmental Challenges in Global Perspective : IIAS Monographs - Joseph G. Jabbra

Government Response to Environmental Challenges in Global Perspective

IIAS Monographs

By: Joseph G. Jabbra (Editor), O. P. Dwivedi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9789051994117
Number Of Pages: 188

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In our drive to improve human standards of living, we have paradoxically paid scant attention to the need for clean air and water; the impact of acid rain on agriculture, lakes and rivers; the effect of pollutants on the ozone layer; the safe disposal of hazardous wastes, and the relationship between population growth and the environment. It seems that every time governments are faced with an apparent choice between economic development and the protection of the environment, priority is always given to the former. Short-term plans -- dictated by canons of political survival and expediency -- always seem to take precedence over long-term strategies, with politicians and decision-makers deftly relegating environmental concerns to the realm of rhetoric. This book is an effort to better understand the problems faced by our global ecosystems. It is also the result of the authors deep commitment to urge both citizens and their leaders the world over to work together for a better protection of the environment so that our planet may be saved for the present and for future generations.

International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)
Preface
Governmental Response to Environmental Challenges: A North-South Perspectivep. 1
United States Response to Environmental Challengesp. 15
Environmental Challenges: The Canadian Responsep. 29
Environmental Issues, Politics, and Administration in Latin America: An Overviewp. 43
Environmental Challenges Facing Africa: Governmental Responsep. 63
Environmental Challenges in South Africap. 79
The State of the Environment in West Europep. 95
Governmental Response to Environmental Challenges Facing Eastern Europep. 111
Governmental Response to Environmental Challenges in the Middle Eastp. 125
Environmental Challenges Facing Indiap. 143
Environmental Challenges Facing Chinap. 157
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 167
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9789051994117
ISBN-10: 9051994117
Series: IIAS Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1