Status
reviewed & published
Title
Environment in Decentralised Development. Economic and Institutional Issues
Series
Training materials for agricultural planning
Series number
44
Author
Cistulli, V., Policy Assistance Support Service, Policy and Programme Development Support Division, FAO, Rome, Italy
Date
2002
Abstract

This publication presents an overview of the concepts and definitions of environment and sustainable development, showing the importance of environment and natural resources for the economies of developing countries. It provides basic knowledge and analytical tools related to environment-economy interactions and how these should be taken into account in decision-making at decentralized, or subnational, level. It reviews the role of government and the instruments at its disposal, in addition to regulatory instruments, to create a context in which environmental issues are analysed and addressed.

Region
Global
Topics
Environment and sustainable resource management