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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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