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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1993
RIO AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Rio Conference: A View from India," B.N. Gupta (Indus.
Toxicol. Res. Ctr., Lucknow, India), Environ. Sci. Technol., 27(2),
217-218, Feb. 1993.
India must not imitate the route to development taken by the
industrialized countries; diverse problems such as lack of
education and poor health must be tackled before sustainable
development is possible.
Rio Earth Summit: What Does It Mean?" J. Schnoor (Ctr.
Global Environ. Res., Univ. Iowa, Iowa City IA 52242), ibid., 27(1),
18-22, Jan. 1993.
Gives a concise summary of and commentary on the four major
documents signed at the Earth Summit: the Climate Convention,
Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration, and the Biodiversity Treaty.
"Getting Beyond Rio," B. Boxer (Dept. Human Ecol.,
Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick NJ 08903), Issues Sci. Technol., 9(2),
42-48, Winter 1992-1993.
Practical, small-scale, locally oriented programs, not vague
international agreements, will improve the global environment.
The U.S. has a two-decade record of bilateral programs that have
produced sound results and can serve as a model for future
"Outlining the Organization's Response to the Rio
Agenda," Secy. General Subroto (Org. Petroleum Exporting
States, Obere Danaustr. 93, 1020 Vienna, Austria), OPEC Bull., 23(8),
4-10, Sep. 1992.
OPEC accepts the challenges that environmental issues are
laying at its door; they deserve a fair response. To ensure that
the concerns of the oil industry form part of the debate, the
industry must put environmental issues at the top of its agenda.
Preserving and expanding afforestation--with appropriate
compensation for developing countries--may benefit the
environment in the short-term.
"Balancing Economic Development with Environmental
Protection in Developing and Lesser Developed Countries,"
M.T. El-Ashry (Environ. Dept., World Bank, 1818 H St. NW,
Washington DC 20433), Air & Waste (formerly J. Air
Waste Mgmt. Assoc.), 43(1), 18-24, Jan. 1993.
Discusses the requirements for successful integration of
environment and development, such as economic policy reform at
the micro and macro levels, greater reliance on market-oriented
measures, and building of institutional capacities.
"Pollution Prevention and its Role in Sustainable Economic
Development," H. Mattos de Lemos (UNEP Inst., Brazil), ibid., 42(12),
1550-1551, Dec. 1992.
Comments on the Earth Summit and what it revealed about the
impact of business, poverty and population on the goals of
sustainable development. Includes specific recommendations for
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