By David Satterthwaite
'A beneficial contribution to our collective wisdom approximately governance, poverty and the surroundings' Frances Seymour, international assets Institute 'Detailed and practical documentation of latest improvement and governance relationships and traits' Melissa Leach, Institute of improvement stories There are growing to be symptoms that improvement paintings through governments, relief organizations and non-government firms ignores the truth that environmental caliber issues to the bad. There also are symptoms that a few environmental paintings is pushing 'people-out' safety methodologies. but lately, an in depth diversity of undertaking, programme and coverage point actions has targeted cognizance at the vital hyperlinks among poverty and the surroundings, and the advantage of entrenching those hyperlinks in policy-making approaches in any respect degrees. The function that politics performs in all of this is often of overriding value. This quantity is the 1st to deal with the function of politics in environmental concerns that topic to the bad via a chain of case reviews. It describes stories at neighborhood, nationwide and native degrees in low and center source of revenue nations together with China, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, Pakistan, Colombia, Peru, India, Saint Lucia and international locations in East Africa. eventually the e-book demonstrates how knowing the nationwide and native political context is important for addressing poverty-environment concerns similar to environmental health and wellbeing, entry to common assets for livelihoods and safeguard, and dealing with environmental mess ups. The editors suggest ways that political methods can be utilized to make optimistic adjustments - from the views of either poverty relief and the surroundings.