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Environmental Scenario in India by Debashis Chakraborty, Sacchidananda Mukherjee

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12  Agriculture and environment in India

Policy implications in the context of North-South trade

Amita Shah

Introduction

Sustainable development has increasingly been taken into policy consideration during the last century, with a fair amount of consensus generated over environmental sustainability (Rodrik 2001). However, sustainable development means different challenges as well as developmental outcomes for industrialized economies of the North and the primarily agrarian economies in the South, thereby creating a divide between them (Bond 1996). The sustainable development discussions at various global forums, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), remain mainly confined to evolving broad principles, declarations and, occasionally, specific ...

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