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Global Environmental Governance Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies

ISBN-10: 1597260819
ISBN-13: 9781597260817
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 5/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

The authors tell the story of how the community of nations, nongovernmental organizations, scientists, and multinational corporations have created an unprecedented set of laws and institutions intended to help solve large-scale environmental problems.

Preface
Introduction: Toward Planetary Stewardship
Stewardship Assignments: A Thought Experiment
The Real World: Only One Earth
Global-Scale Environmental Challenges
The Globalization of Environmental Threats
Ten Major Global Environmental Challenges
Acid Rain and Regional Air Pollution
Ozone Depletion
Climate Disruption
Deforestation
Land Degradation and Desertification
Freshwater Degradation and Shortages
Marine Fisheries Decline
Toxic Pollutants
Loss of Biological Diversity
Excess Nitrogen
Some Connections among the Issues
Underlying Drivers of Deterioration
From Stockholm to Johannesburg: First Attempt at Global Environmental Governance
The Stockholm Conference: Setting Out
Stockholm to Rio: Across New Frontiers
The Earth Summit: A Peak on the Journey
Rio to Johannesburg: A Zigzag Trail
The Johannesburg Summit: Too Steep an Incline
Concluding Observations
Environmental Accord: Treaties and International Environmental Law
International Law and Collective Action: The Basics
The Ozone Layer Protection Regime: The Little Engine That Could
Problem Identification, Fact Finding, and Agenda Setting
Negotiation, Bargaining, and Agreement on Actions to Be Taken
Formal Adoption
Implementation, Monitoring, Assessment, and Strengthening
Treaty Regimes and the Other Major Global Environmental Threats
Will Climate Protection Be the Next Success?
Key Actors, Expanding Roles: The United Nations, International Organizations, and Civil Society
The United Nations System
Development Assistance and the Environment
The World Trade Organization, Environment, Trade, and Globalization
Civil Society and Governance without Governments
Paths to the Future: A Second Attempt at Global Environmental Governance?
Reformist Visions: How to Make the System Work Better
Cooperative Environment
Capacity
Concern
Reformist Visions: Major Innovations
A World Environment Organization
Opening the System to the Public
Global Issue Networks
Alternative Visions: How to Change the System
Addressing the Underlying Drivers: Beyond Dealing with Symptoms
Natural Capitalism: Beyond Blinkered Capitalism
Ecological Economics: Beyond Neoclassical Economics
Local Control: Beyond Corporate Globalization
Bottom-up Change: Beyond Global Governance
Questions for Discussion
References
Further Reading
Index

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