World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth - Balance, Voice, and Power

World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth - Balance, Voice, and Power

Governments will make more environmentally responsible decisions about the world's ecosystems if the public has a larger role in the process, say the authors of World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth — Balance, Voice, and Power (315 pages, PDF), a new report from the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute. The report, the tenth in a biennial series, asserts that citizens would demand stronger environmental policies if they had more and better information from governments, businesses, and NGOs. The report describes how those sectors are responding to demands for greater transparency and accountability, documents the efforts of civil-society organizations working on environmental challenges, and presents a statistical snapshot of environmental, social, and economic trends in more than a hundred and fifty countries.