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A Governance Analysis of Electricity; India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand

Based on experiences in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, this report makes the case for greater attention to how electricity sector decisions are made -- and the need for greater public involvement and scrutiny.

Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia

Making the Vision a Reality

Identifies indicators of sustainable transport to help decision makers in Asian cities better understand the current sustainability, or lack of it, of their urban transport systems and to develop more structured and quantified approaches to policy making.

This is a joint publication...

Integrating Socio-economic Considerations into Biosafety Decisions

The role of public participation

This paper focuses on the social and economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology and its products and taking these implications into account in decision-making.

Environment, Livelihoods and Local Institutions

Decentralization in Mainland Southeast Asia

Assesses the potential of decentralization reform to improve rural livelihoods and natural resource stewardship in this rapidly-changing region.

Transboundary Environmental Governance

Principles and Practice in Mainland Southeast Asia

Explores options for enhancing regional environmental governance by examining political, economic, and environmental response to transboundary environmental challenges through four prominent regional institutions: ASEAN, ADB, ESCAP, and the MRC.

Watershed governance

Livelihoods and resource competition in the mountains of Mainland Southeast Asia

Examines the challenges of managing the upper watersheds of mainland Southeast Asia, taking local livelihoods and resource competition as its point of departure.

Sullied Seas

Strategies for Combating Cyanide Fishing in Southeast Asia

Cyanide fishing is responsible for damaging coral reef habitats throughout the Indo-Pacific region and is spreading quickly as fishers respond to market demand for ornamental and edible fish.

World Resources 1988-89

An Assessment of the Resource Base that Supports the Global Economy

World Resources 1988-89 gives special attention to environmental conditions and trends in Asia and devotes a special chapter to the critical issue of rehabilitating degraded lands.

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