Chapter

Epilogue

Barbara Goldoftas

in The Green Tiger

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195135114
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199868216 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0010
Epilogue

Show Summary Details

Preview

This final chapter argues that the trade-offs between ecological protection and growth, which marked economic development in countries that industrialized early should not be seen as a model for the rest of the world. Sustainable development is not a luxury; it is a sound development strategy. Some ecosystems, particularly in the tropics, are not resilient enough to recover from sustained degradation. Models of natural resource management developed in the Philippines have wide application in other countries; and in Manila, considerable progress has been made in improving environmental health. The chapter also argues that environmental projects can be an important part of development and the evolution of a relatively new democracy.

Keywords: ecological protection; sustainable development; environmental health

Chapter.  1679 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.