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The idea of ecotourism being one of the ways in which a variety of ecological, economic and social ills can be resolved has been around for some time now. Unfortunately though, the desire to see quick and/or easy solutions to these problems all too often results in both the concept and the practice of ecotourism being used and abused.

Today is World Environment Day. For those of us living in India, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's message, on the occasion, holds special significance. He's marked out the theme of this year's World Environment Day as "Water: Two billion people are dying for it".

The Doha round of trade negotiations, launched in 2001, is in some difficulty. Whether the difficulties prove fatal depends on whether the developed world continues with the unnecessary rigidity it has shown so far on issues crucial to the developing world.