A clean ideal
An ambitious UN project to achieve a zero emissions industrial utopia takes off
A farce on forests
The key interests of both proponents and opponents of the forest convention is control of the timber market. The convention is driven by …
A jungle out there!
Controversy dogged the issue of a forest convention at the meeting of the Commission for Sustainable Development
Stockholm and Rio: Bigger, but was it better?
Stockholm wasn't as big as Rio, but I think it had a soul. I expect Rio's soul was there too, somewhere
Sustainability and the southern perspective
European environmentalists tackle Third World concerns of irresponsible overconsumption by northern countries
Is there a worldwide trend of sustained growth towards sustainable development?
Blueprints for change
Consuming to sustain?
At UNCED, the North tried using the facile argument that their larger consumption actually provided trade and jobs for the poorer South. But …
CSD must become a forum for debate
New Zealand's minister for the environment Simon Upton is the chairperson of the seventh session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (…
Tears, no funds, for the poor
The chapter on poverty was adopted, but the US voiced its objections loud and clear
Cities of joy
Better late than never. Germany has initiated the Agenda 21 process across the country. Already nine per cent of all municipalities have plans …
Aid cuts will defeat objectives of Agenda 21
WITH HUGE reductions in aid already under way and further cuts to follow soon, transfer of resources remains the most contentious issue in …
City with a new concept
C: Green planet
Will the world move towards a more fair and environmentally just future?
Issues concerning the earth's future took a backseat as unseemly politics ruled the day at the just concluded Earth Summit II SUPRIYA AKERKAR …
B: High drama
The forest convention was the most controversial issue at the Summit. However, the G-77, a strident opposer, failed to act as a united force