ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


The Directory of National Councils for Sustainable Development or Similar Initiatives is the product of information provided by hundreds of individuals from governmental and non-governmental entities around the world. To all of them we direct our gratitude for having taken the time to help us. We hope the product we are offering is the best testimony to the value of their efforts.

This second edition of the Directory of National Councils for Sustainable Development or Similar Initiatives would not have been possible had it not been for the work done last year with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). To these two institutions, and in particular to Donna Wise and Jacob Scherr, we owe a special thanks for having believed in the project and for having shared the resources of their respective organizations. We also thank Jared Blumenfeld and Musa Mhalanga of NRDC and Sarah Burns of WRI for their most valuable contributions. Special recognition goes to Laura Lee S. Dooley of WRI for all her efforts and dedication to the Directory's success.

Finally, we want to extend our sincere thanks to Joke Waller-Hunter, Lars Hyttinen and May Davidson of the UN Department of Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development. They provided us with invaluable information from the National Reports being compiled for the April 1995 meeting of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. This information allowed us to check our data and include some countries for which we had lacked information.

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