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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1993
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EARTH SUMMIT & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Who in Service to the Earth (2nd ed.), H.J. Keller, Ed., 361
pp., $30. This and the following entry are available from
VisonLink Educ. Foundation, 130 Biodome Dr., Waynesville NC 28786
(704-926-2200), and from Together Foundation, POB 4247,
Burlington VT 05406 (802-863-2726).
This edition contains 5,000 new listings and is cross
referenced by country (a new section), organizations, projects,
people and keywords. The United States is further broken down by
Who Is Who at the Earth Summit, 481 pp., 1992, $30.
A directory of over 20,000 registered participants that also
gives 118 heads of state, 1,420 non-governmental organizations,
9,000 accredited press members, and nearly 10,000 registered
global forum attendants. Also reprints the texts of welcoming
statements and vision statements.
the Future--Beyond the Earth Summit, J. Holmberg, K. Thomson,
L. Timberlake, 40 pp., Jan. 1993, £4.95 (Earthscan).
Prepared by the International Institute for Environmental
Development, an independent non-governmental organization. A
concise, illustrated guide to the outcomes and consequences of
the Earth Summit, and what might have been achieved.
Earth Summit on CD-ROM, $495 (U.N. Pubs.). Designed for
Microsoft Windows 3.0 or higher and Microsoft CD-ROM Extensions
2.0 or higher.
A full-text data base in English, French and Spanish, with one
of the finest multilingual interfaces currently available.
Contains preparatory conference papers, full and excerpted
national and regional environmental reports, research papers,
lists of participants and non-governmental organizations, Earth
Summit official statements, an interpretive book (The Global
Partnership), and Agenda 21 (the action plan).
21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet, D. Sitarz,
1993, $24.95 (EarthPress).
Simplifies the legal and technical jargon of the original
900-page volume that covers the Earth Summit's central agreement.
Presents ways to achieve sustainable economic growth, improved
human health and energy efficiency; outlines the roles of
individuals and industry; examines financing measures and
bridging the data gap.
Earth Summit's Agenda for Change: A Plain-Language Version of
Agenda 21 and the Other Rio Agreements, M. Keating, 1993
(Ctr. for Our Common Future).
Designed for quick reference to Agenda 21 and other documents
on climate, biodiversity and forest.
Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses
(Global Environ. Accord Ser.), N. Choucri, Ed., 688 pp., June
1993, $50 (MIT).
In 15 essays, provides a holistic, analytical framework for
examining how individuals, groups and nations create
environmental dislocations and how nations can work together to
solve ecological problems that cross their borders. Develops an
integrated approach to interactions between environmental and
social systems and between ecological and decision systems;
highlights the importance of recognizing differences in
perspectives and priorities among nations. Concludes with an
integrated perspective and imperatives for the 21st century.
for the Earth: Sources of Effective International Environmental
Protection, P.M. Haas, R.O. Keohane, M.A. Levy, Eds., 340
pp., May 1993, $37.50 cloth/$17.95 paper (MIT).
Since 1972, the proliferation of international environmental
institutions has resulted in over 60 multilateral environmental
treaties. This book examines the effectiveness of institutions in
addressing environmental problems and the factors influencing
organized responses to seven environmental problems including
acid rain in Europe, stratospheric ozone depletion and
overpopulation. These issues must be addressed holistically,
rather than incrementally.
International Law, P. Sands, Ed., 240 pp., Sep. 1993, £14.95
An international group of lawyers assesses the extent to which
the law and legal institutions have been "greened" and
discusses necessary institutional adaptations for dealing
effectively with emerging issues. Written to be accessible to
Globe Yearbook--of International Cooperation on Environment and
Development--1993, H.O. Bergesen, G. Parmann, Eds., 471 pp.,
June 1993, $49.95 (Oxford).
Produced by the Fridtjof Nansen Inst., Norway. Contains eight
articles primarily on the Earth Summit; the highlights and
requirements of numerous international agreements, dating from
1946; and descriptions of intergovernmental and non-governmental
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