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|Title:||Sustainable Development in Developing Countries: The ACP: African-Caribbean-Pacific Observatory|
|Authors:||BELWARD Alan; MAYAUX Philippe; ROGGERI Paolo; LEO Olivier|
|Citation:||Knowledge-Based Technologies and OR Methodologies for strategic decisions of sustainable development - ISBN 978-9955-28-482-6 p. 209-213|
|Publisher:||VGTU Press Technica|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Freshwater, aquaculture, fisheries, forests, and agricultural land have high economic and social value throughout the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region; but they can also be over-exploited, with damaging consequences for local economies, long term stability and for the Earth system as a whole ¿ especially the climate system. The ACP¿s fast growing population puts growing pressure on the environment to provide food, water and fibre, on the regions¿ urban centres and transport networks, and on energy sources. Information on the location, condition and evolution of resources is an important step towards sustainability, but unfortunately such information can be hard to get. Earth observing satellite technology combined with geographical information management can help fill the information gap. The African Union and European Union recognise this and are beginning to develop this capacity as part of the AU EU joint strategic partnership. This paper describes the need, and presents the first steps taken by the joint partnership|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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