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Prevention of Degradation Through Community Participation: A Pragmatic Approach for Environmental Governance in Northeast India

Alok Sen

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Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014


Abstract: Environmental governance is the most daunting task faced by most of developing countries today specially where poverty is widespread and natural resources abundant. Poor people there depend heavily on the environmental resources for their livelihood and the resultant degradation in turn depletes the food stock for the poor thus further aggravates poverty. The growth oriented development in those counties does not reach to the bottom. Rather to counter industrial pollution more restrictions are imposed on entry into and use of environmental resources. Ultimately condition of poor further deteriorates without any meaningful environmental governance. This present paper is case study to suggest suitable model for environmental governance in a resource based developing economy, which on the one hand can help the poor to get adequate life support from the environment and on the other hand induce the poor to preserve and improve their surrounding environment.

There is no paper for this media entry. This was a contribution to a scientific session at the 4th International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig in 2014, which doesn't exist in written format or is not published under open access.

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