Featuring a Foreword by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, State of the World 2002 includes chapters on climate change, farming, toxic chemicals, sustainable tourism, population, resource conflicts and global governance, with a special focus on the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August/September 2002. “Ten years after the Rio Earth Summit, we are still far from ending the economic and environmental marginalization that afflicts billions of people,” says Worldwatch President Christopher Flavin. “Despite the prosperity of the 1990s, the divide between rich and poor is widening in many countries, undermining social and economic stability.”

  • Chapter 1: The Challenge for Johannesburg: Creating a More Secure World
  • Chapter 2: Moving the Climate Change Agenda Forward
  • Chapter 3: Farming in the Public Interest
  • Chapter 4: Reducing our Toxic Burden
  • Chapter 5: Redirecting International Tourism
  • Chapter 6: Rethinking Population, Improving Lives
  • Chapter 7: Breaking the Link Between Resources and Repression
  • Chapter 8: Reshaping Global Governance

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