Finance for Sustainable Development: The Road Ahead (New York: United Nations, June 1997) Edited by Juergen Holst, Peter Koudal and Jeffrey Vincent A crucial element in the follow-up to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development is to resolve the daunting task of financing sustainable development worldwide. It is generally agreed that not enough progress has been made over the last five years. "Finance for Sustainable Development: The Road Ahead" (see ordering information below) suggests policies whose implementation may lead to significant progress in the future. It contains the proceedings of the Fourth Expert Group Meeting on Financial Issues of Agenda 21, in Santiago, Chile, 8-10 January 1997, which included experts from government, international and non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector from around the world. The volume takes a comprehensive approach to the issue of financing sustainable development by looking at international finance (including official development assistance, foreign capital flows and debt alleviation), domestic finance (including economic instruments, subsidy reform and private-sector investment) and innovative national and international finance (including eco-labelling, joint-implementation schemes and internationally tradeable permits). Based on extensive research and policy analysis, guidance is provided to policy makers in government and the private sector on how to mobilize new and additional financial resources for sustainable development. The volume includes carefully researched papers from the following authors: Taking stock of trends in sustainable development financing since Rio Theodore Panayotou What future for aid? Tony Killick The role of foreign private capital flows in sustainable development Kwang W. Jun and Thomas L. Brewer Resolving remaining debt issues for low-income countries through innovative approaches Anthony Boote and Kamau Thugge A comprehensive approach to domestic resource mobilization for sustainable development Ved P. Gandhi, Dale Gray and Ronald McMorran Economic instruments: accelerating the move from concepts to practical application Anil Markandya Applying economic instruments for environmental management in the context of institutional fragility: the case of Latin America and the Caribbean Ronaldo Seroa da Motta, Jack Ruitenbeek and Richard Huber Key issues in subsidy policies and strategies for reform Andre' de Moor Subsidies and the environment: on how subsidies and tax incentives may affect production decisions and the environment Jan Pieters Making private investment work for the environment Bradford Gentry Replicating innovative national financial mechanisms for sustainable development David Pearce, Ece Ozdemiroglu and Steve Dobson Demand-based mechanisms to finance the "green" environment in Latin America Ramon Lopez Innovative financial mechanisms for sustainable development: overcoming the political obstacles to international taxation Bernard Herber ORDERING INFORMATION: TITLE: Finance for Sustainable Development: The Road Ahead LANGUAGE: English SALES NO.: 97.II.A.5 ISBN: 92-1-104479-0 PAGES: 512pp. PRICE: $45.00 AVAILABLE FROM: United Nations Publications Sales & Marketing Section Room# DC2-853 Dept: I004 New York, NY.10017 Tel: (800)253-9646 Tel: (212)963-8302 Fax: (212)963-3489 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org INTERNET: http://www.un.org/Publications United Nations Bookshop Concourse Level 46th Street and 1st Avenue New York, NY.10017 Tel: (800)553-3210 Tel: (212)963-7680 Fax: (212)963-4910 E-Mail: email@example.com United Nations Publications Sales Offices and Bookshop Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland Tel: 41(22)917-2613 Tel: 41(22)917-2614 Fax: 41(22)917-0027 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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