Using Environmental Conventions in Development Cooperation

Jan Lothigius , Marianne Rönnberg Galmor , Journalistkontoret
There is an internationally agreed agenda for global environmetal issues, the chief expression of which is the environmental conventions. These conventions adress issues that are fundamental to the livelihoods of poor women, men and children. All parties to the conventions have responsibility to implement the agreed measures. By improved mainstreaming of environmental conventions in development cooperation a dual goal can be achieved; improving the quality of life of poor people while contributing to better global environment. It is therefore important that environmental conventions are included in dialogues both with partner countries and with other donors in the field. The aim of this publication is to contribute to such dialogues. Using Environmental Conventions in Development Cooperation is a joint pamphlet from Sida, The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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