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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Management | International Governance on Environmental Issues

International Governance on Environmental Issues

Series: Environment & Policy, Vol. 9

Rolén, Mats, Sjöberg, Helen, Svedin, U. (Eds.)

1997, X, 181 p.

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  • About this book

During the last years international cooperation on environmental issues has increased, especially after UNCED in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The efforts made by the United Nations or groups of states to solve more or less global problems through negotiation has brought up a number of questions of interest for the research community. How are inter­ national agreements achieved? Which roles do governments, ministries, diplomats, researchers, experts and NGO's play? Is the negotiation­ process of today effective or would we get better results through regional, national or local actions? How should we understand the interplay between the different societal levels where environmental 'governance' is created? And what constitutes a successful implementation of a conven­ tion or bilateral agreement in practical policy? The Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN) has since the early 1980's initiatated and funded environmental research, and in particular for research problems with a focus on the interplay between humans~society-natural resources. In order to get a picture of on-going research with relevance to an understanding of inter­ national environmental governance, and to stimulate the research com­ munity towards addressing new issues, the FRN arranged an inter­ national workshop for August 17-19, 1994 at Krusenberg Manor, near Uppsala. The workshop could also be seen in the context of FRN's long term interest in the issues of 'the Human Dimensions of Global Environ­ mental Change', including the activities of the Human Dimensions Programme (now IHDP) at the international level.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Governance - Government - Nation - Policy - desertification - environment - negotiations - non-governmental organizations - organization

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Political Science - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Preface. List of Acronyms. Political Dimensions of International Environmental Governance Issues; G. Thurdin. Introduction: The Challenge of Global Environmental Governance; H. Sjöberg. Global Environmental Governance: Delicate Balances, Subtle Nuances, and Multiple Challenges; J.N. Rosenau. Negotiation, Governance, and Regime Building; I.W. Zartman. The Desertification Convention: Towards Creating a Multilateral Framework for Coping with Global Threats; B. Kjellén. Compliance with International Environmental Accords: Achievements and Strategies; H.K. Jacobson, E. Brown Weiss. Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity: Lessons from a National Perspective; J. Bodegård. National and Local Policy Implementation as a Participatory Process; K. Eckerberg. International Scientific Networks; B. Bolin. The Role of Business in International Environmental Governance; J.H. Faulkner. On the Formative Side of History: The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations; M. Wuori. International Environmental Governance: A Round Up of a Discussion; U. Svedin. Index.

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