Working Paper
A Global Environmental Compact for Sustainable Development

Resource Requirements and Mechanisms

The proposals in this paper derive from studies undertaken at WIDER on questions relating to sustainable development in developing countries. The paper attempts to quantify the resource transfer implications of supporting feasible environment-sensitive development in the developing countries, and outlines a set of operational mechanisms for implementing a Global Environmental Compact involving "reciprocal obligations" between the North and South along the lines envisaged by the South Commission.