The Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation is designed to assist policy makers and practitioners in implementing the right to water and sanitation. This publication addresses the vital need to clarify how human rights can be practically realised in the water and sanitation sector.

India's Northeast is rich in natural resources. While in terms of development

This paper outlines the nature of the linkages between environment and globalization, especially highlighting the fact that these are two-way linkages: not only can the processes of globalization impact the environment, but the dynamics of the environment can also impact and shape the nature of globalization. It begins exploring these linkages through the lens of five "propositions' that seek to highlight those elements that are particularly prescient for policy-making and policy-makers. The propositions do not seek to cover every aspect of the environment and globalization problematique.

This paper discusses recent trends in poverty concepts and suggest a locally adapted multidimensional model for measuring and monitoring poverty. The model comprises nested layers with subjective wellbeing in the centre surrounded by a core of health, wealth and knowledge, and a context that includes natural, economic, social and political spheres, as well as service and structural aspects.

The social cost benefit analysis approach allows an assessment of the impact of a project on the national economy unlike financial analysis, which looks at the impact of the project on the finances of the investors. For a project to be economically viable, it must be financially sustainable, apart from being economically efficient.

This report addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities, which are: urban crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made

The adaptation and climate change fields continue to expand rapidly. The scientific understanding of climatic change projections and the associated impacts from these changes, as well as the understanding of the vulnerabilities faced by human societies and structures, will continue to evolve over time. In the same way, procedures and techniques for planning for and adapting to these impacts and addressing vulnerabilities will continue to become more effective over time.

This report presents the results of a survey on "Reporting the Business Implications of Climate Change in Sustainability Reports". This is a survey to catalogue types of reporting on climate change and was conducted by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and KPMG's Global Sustainability Services. The survey found that while almost all companies reported on climate change in their sustainability reports, on closer examination companies reported far more on potential opportunities rather than financial risks for their companies from climate change.

This volume is the seventh in a series of books documenting the annual John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science and the Environment.The lecture was delivered at the 7th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Integrating Environment and Human Health on February 1, 2007, in Washington, DC.

This is a draft edition of the "Cost of Pollution in China: Economic Estimates of Physical Damages" report, which will be presented at the international conference on Sustainable Development in Beijing, China on March 2, 2007. The purpose of this conference edition is to present the findings of the studies undertaken in China over the past about 3 years as well as to obtain relevant comments and feedback from the conference participants that could be included in the final edition of the report.