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Environment Magazine September/October 2008

May/June 2014: In This Issue

In August 2009, Bharrat Jagdeo, then President of Guyana, convened a meeting with local gold miners to address their open fears that his government's Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS)—a plan to put Guyana's economic development within a climate-compatible framework by preserving its rainforests—would put the gold-mining industry out of business.1 Government reassurances on mining's continued role in the economy have since reduced some doubts and concerns.

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China has achieved a remarkable social and economic development since its open-up policy in 1978, but most of the economic activities are concentrated in eastern coastal regions. Western China has played a critical supporting role for economic booms in China during the past decades, including the provision of cheap labor, abundant resources, and hinterland, but the region is largely left behind in terms of its own development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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