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    Legislative Representation and the Environment

    Lessons from a case study of Cameroon

    This brief highlights the incentives that provide an opportunity for legislators to effectively perform as well as the disincentives which impede the legislator’s effectiveness regarding the representation of their consituents' environmental needs.

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    Making Participation Work

    Lessons from Civil Society Engagement in the WSSD

    This report assesses the engagement and participation of global civil society in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002.

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    World Resources 2002-2004

    Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power

    This edition focuses on the importance of good environmental governance by exploring how citizens, government managers, and business owners can foster better environmental decisions that meet the needs of people and ecosystems with equity and balance.

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    Aligning Commitments

    Public Participation, International Decision-Making, and the Environment

    Reviews public participation policies of institutions in three international arenas: Multilateral environmental agreements, multilateral development bank policy and lending, and trade and regional economic bodies.

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    From Kyoto to Marrakech

    Global Climate Politics and Local Communities

    Provides a background on the threat posed by and history of international response to climate change while identifying opportunities to maximize local participation in these processes, concluding with a strategy for intervention.

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    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.

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Electricity Governance in India

An Analysis of Institutions and Practice

The assessment looks at policy processes at the central level in India, and electricity regulatory processes in the Indian States of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Environmental Mainstreaming

Applications in State Modernization, Social Development, Competitiveness, and Regional Integration

Describes how attention to environmental sustainability can be mainstreamed into four pillars, and provides guidance to staff efforts to put mainstreaming into practice in the design and implementation of regional, country- and project- level operations.

Integrating socio-economic considerations into biosafety decisions

The challenge for Asia

This paper introduces the socio-economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology in Asia and suggests a research agenda to determine if and how biotechnology can contribute to pro-poor sustainable development in the region.

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.

Waiting for Democracy

The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization

Designed to raise consciousness of the questions that remain concerning the definition and application of better environmental governance with respect to decentralization.

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