Developing country environmental strategies

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) underwrites environmental strategies of developing countries as internal documents designed to indicate the best ways for Canada to incorporate environmental concerns in its bilateral assistance programmes. Such environmental strategies consist of five stages: (a) inventory and assessment of natural resources; (b) background or overview of the environmental situation in a country; (c) a strategy or plan for addressing environmental problems; (d) programming initiatives; and (e) implementation procedures. The goal of these studies is to determine how to address environmental problems in the country in the context of supporting economic development. Strategies for Cameroon, the Caribbean Region, Peru, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan had been completed in 1992 and others planned or in preparation were for West Africa, the Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), Central America, Jamaica, South America, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire, Lesotho, Zambia, Ecuador, Indochina, East Africa, South Asia and Asia.

Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land