Sustainable Development Science and Management

  • Serwan M J BabanEmail author
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Several major external (global climate change, global economics and geopolitics) and internal (regional governments’ national land policies, population growth and illegal settlements) factors are impacting negatively on developing nations and could become hindering factors for achieving sustainable development in the future.


Sustainable Development Geographical Information System Soil Erosion Caribbean Region Small Develop Island State 
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