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Environment and Development in Mexico
Jan Gilbreath
Price: $ 21.95

Throughout the 1990s the Mexican government substantially reinforced its environmental regulations and, with the help of other nations and international institutions, developed programs and techniques to address the nation's environmental challenges. But the policy gains of the 1990s have not been in effect long enough to compensate for environmental deterioration that occurred over decades of rapid industrialization. Mexico faces serious challenges in water supply and contamination, deforestation, and desertification. This book dispassionately examines the continuing natural resource problems that threaten to undermine Mexico's future economic development and offers recommendations for reversing those resource trends.

Jan Gilbreath, a senior associate with the CSIS Americas Program, is an environmental policy expert and former journalist who specializes in developing country issues. A former writer for the Economist and the Houston Chronicle, her recent publications include The Environment and Trade: Predicting a Course for the Western Hemisphere Using the North American Experience (CSIS, 2001).

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