Chapter 10: Other Issues

This chapter does not appear in ‘The Violence of Development’ book. It was omitted because of the need to cut the number of words for publication, but its inclusion here illustrates the advantage of a linked website.

It is an impossible task to cover the full range of environmental issues that are thrown up by an analysis of the political, economic and social development of a region as diverse as Central America. I am aware that the coverage so far still leaves so many problems untouched by my analysis. In this chapter I try to cover a number of the other crucial issues that affect the region of Central America in as brief a manner as possible.

Keywords: climate change | carbon credits | carbon offsetting  | biodiversity | coral bleaching