Guyana: Microcosm of Sustainable Development Challenges

1st Edition

Barry Munslow

Routledge
February 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 130 Pages
ISBN 9781138385184 - CAT# K398846
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1998, this volume uses Guyana as an excellent, comprehensive case study to examine various sectors’ operations, effects upon the environment and the ways in which the sector can impact upon the vitality and development potential of other sectors. The authors attempt to demonstrate how it is possible to adjust current sectoral activities for improved resource utilisation. They begin in the interior looking at mining and forest resource exploitation. Attention then moves towards the coast, looking at agriculture, fishing, human settlement and service provision. A review of industry, transport and energy follows before examining biodiversity, tourism and the Amerindian community. Finally, a detailed analysis is presented of the challenges to be faced in devising a sustainable development national strategy.

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