Pay Now, Pay Later (2002)

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In 1992, the Rio Earth Summit promised to help redress wealth imbalances by bringing people out of poverty through the sustainable use of the environment's natural resources. This report travels to Uganda, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Spain and Jordan to take a look at five projects that embody those aims. Talking to leading commentators such as Ian Johnson, Vice President of the World Bank, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University, considers whether sustainable development can bring about real change and what lessons can be drawn for the second world summit taking place in Johannesburg from 26 August to 4 September 2002.

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