What people have said about the book:
'for a realistic discussion of the UN programme for sustainable development... look no further. This book shows us where we are, and spells out clearly how much more needs to be done'
Matthew Taylor MP, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesman
'a very important contribution to the environmental debate five years on from Rio'
Richard C I Bate, Director, International Chamber of Commerce
'a timely, well-researched, enjoyable read'
Cliff Curtis, Political Adviser, Greenpeace International
'offers the reader an opportunity to see what Rio was all about, how much we have achieved and signposts for the future. It is required reading for all concerned about the impact of the UN process on international, national and local environment and policies'
Barbara Young, RSPB
In the years since the Rio Earth Summit, what has been achieved? "The Way Forward" is the essential guide to the progress made at the intergovernmental level and also by national governments, NGOs and grassroots agencies; considers the successes and failures of the last five years; and identifies the main developments that need to be addressed in the future. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines, and all are leading experts in their fields. The essays represent all the interest groups involved - NGOs, governments, international agencies, the business community and community action groups
Introduction by Jonathon Porritt
Preface by Gus Speth Administrator UNDP
Part One looks at the key agreements of the Rio Summit, what has happened since 1992, and how they might develop in the future:
Authors: Chip Linder, Felix Dodds and Tom Bigg, Peter Newell, Fiona McConnell, Carole Saint-Laurent, Camila Toulmin, Philippe Sands
Part Two assesses the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders in implementing the agreements reached at Rio:
Authors: Peter Mucke, Jeb Brugman, Borg Stigson, Winstan Gereluk and Lucien Royer, Zonny Wood
Part Three identifies the key trends which are likely to shape the next five years
Authors: Carolen lucus, Arden Clarke;, G Lawrence; t, B Bramble; E Dowdeswell.
Part Four offers perspectives for the future:
Authors: Derek Osborn; Niton Desai; From the NGOs, P Padbury; From Northern Governments, K Topfer; From Southern Governments Ambassador Cavalcanti