Implications of an expanding and intensifying tropical zone for the sustainable development agenda

Ziembicki, Mark, and Lockie, Stewart (2016) Implications of an expanding and intensifying tropical zone for the sustainable development agenda. United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, 26 February 2016. pp. 1-3.

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[Extract] The tropical zone provides ecosystem services of global importance, yet development in the tropics has lagged significantly behind the rest of the world (Sachs 2001). The State of the Tropics 2014 Report launched by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi demonstrates that while tropical nations have made significant progress across a broad range of development indictors they face a suite of challenges that demand focused attention (State of the Tropics 2014). A regional perspective, driven from within, that recognises the diversity and dynamism of the tropics, but acknowledges and embraces the shared challenges and opportunities the region faces, is essential for promoting long-term sustainable and socially equitable development relevant to tropical regions. In this brief, we highlight some of the more pressing shared issues facing the nations of the tropics.

Item ID: 43177
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: state of the tropics; sutainable development; tropical development; climate change; ecosystem; Aung San Suu Kyi
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 00:44
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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