This document was drawn from the contributions of the participants of the "Southeast Asia Regional Consultation on a People's Agenda for Environmentally Sustainable Development: Towards UNCED and Beyond" and ratified at a plenary session on 2 December 1991 at SEARCA, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines.
by By Oliver Tickell and Nicholas Hildyard; PCDForum Column #39, Release Date July 20, 1992
“I’m scared of big money, which has always meant big destruction, big
social disruption and inevitably corruption. What we need instead is a change in
attitude with all the right attitudes, we could be needing less money, not more.”
So spoke José Lutzenberger, Brazil’s […]
UNCED International [1992 Rio Earth Summit] NGO Forum
We, the participants in the International NGO Forum of Global Forum ’92, have met in Rio de Janeiro as citizens of planet earth to share our concerns, our dreams, and our plans for creating a new future for our world. We emerge from these deliberations with a profound […]
Column #75: Peggy Antrobus, "Third World Women Challenge the
international women’s movement, led by Third World women, is mobilizing to
take on the global economy as a feminist issue.
#76: Robert D. Putnam,
"Social Capital." Reports findings of a study of regional governments in […]
Column #45: James Stanford, Free Trade and the Imaginary Worlds of
Economic Modelers. Free
traders commonly make extravagant claims for the numbers of new jobs that
removal of trade barriers will generate. These are produced by computer
simulation models of world’s that exist only in economist’s imaginations.
Column 8: Tony Quizon, "NGOs and
the UN Conference on Environment and Development"
Column 9: David C. Korten, "Leadership
for Transformation: Lessons from the Gulf War"
Column 10: Ron Leger, "Development
Cooperation: Some Basic Issues"
Column 11: David C. Korten, "The
Sustainable Project: A Contradiction"
Column 12: David C. […]
Column #79: Sara Larrain R., "Winning
in the Global Economy: Chile’s Dark Victory." Chile
is the current poster child of export-led growth. Larrain argues that its
economic success is based on unsustainable exploitation of its human and natural
Column #80: Bishan Singh, "Economics
without Ethics: The […]
Column #66: Paul Hawken and William McDonough, “Making Commerce Sustainable.” Sustainability requires fundamentally redefining the policy framework for commerce. Outlines basic principles for such a redefinition.
Column #67: Herman E. Daly, “When Protectionism is a Good Thing.” While protecting inefficient domestic monopolies is generally inefficient and should be avoided, protecting a domestic market […]
Column #26: Karl-Henrik Robert. “Beyond the Chatter of Monkeys: Getting to Environmental Basics.” Presents a radical definition of the nature of the environmental problem as adopted by a major segment of Sweden’s environmental movement.
Column #27: Tom Keehn, “Education for Global Change: A New Agenda for Development Educators.” Presents key conclusions from a […]
Column #1: Liamzon, Philippine NGOs in the 1990s: Six Trends
Column #2: Korten, Development Education is the Priority
Column #3: Korten, Enriching the Rich to Help the Poor
Column #4: Korten, Development as Transformation: The Agenda
Column #5: F. Stephen, “From NGO-Centered to People-Centered Development: The Case of India”
Column #6: F. Stephen, […]