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17 How can the rights of future generations be protected? By protecting the natural capital stock so it can continue to provide incomes and services into the indefinite future. For example: · Make sure that fish stocks are not depleted irreplaceably. ) · Protect aquifers from irreversible depletion or pollution. 19 · Protect the atmosphere from excessive accumulation of greenhouse gases and from ozone depletion. )21 While in many instances pro-poor development policies and projects also increase sustainability, as in the case of soil conservation via vegetative barriers and agroforestry programs, such is not always the case.

19 · Protect the atmosphere from excessive accumulation of greenhouse gases and from ozone depletion. )21 While in many instances pro-poor development policies and projects also increase sustainability, as in the case of soil conservation via vegetative barriers and agroforestry programs, such is not always the case. Conflicts between development and conservation are likely to occur, at least in the short-term. Conflicts are embedded in most programs aimed at indigenous groups. Conflict arises in buffer zones of national parks.

But there is much more. Providing education to slash-and-burn farmers in Northern Thailand was found to be a most powerful policy to reduce deforestation. Education of girls is especially important. Better educated mothers provide better nutrition in Brazil even if their income is the same. Education is the strongest form of empowerment. This is why the World Bank is providing over US$2 billion per year for education programs. Ninety percent of these education programs have special provisions for female education.

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