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Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

1st Edition

By Richard A Meganck, Richard E Saunier


336 pages

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pub: 2013-06-17
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This unique dictionary and introduction to Global Environmental Governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5000 terms, organizations and acronyms, drawn from hundreds of official sources. An introductory essay frames the major issues in GEG and outlines the pitfalls of talking past one another when discussing the most critical of issues facing the planet. It challenges those who are concerned with the management of our planet and its inhabitants to understand and accept a vocabulary common to the often-opposing objectives sought in the many GEG instruments. The result is a practical tool that should find a central place on the desk of anyone involved in environmental management, development or sustainability issues anywhere in the world, including the United Nations, government policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholder groups, the business community, and students and professionals.


'Saunier and Meganck have prepared a dictionary on global environmental governance that will be used by all involved parties and hopefully bring a bit of understanding, if not order, to a very disordered process.' Mikhail Gorbachev, Chairman, Green Cross International

Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I: Global Environmental Governance: An Essay * Global Environmental Governance: An Essay * Part II: A Dictionary of Selected Terms, Concepts, Jargon, Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in Global Environmental Governance * Sources Used to Develop the Dictionary and List of Acronyms * Dictionary * Acronyms and Abbreviations * Bibliography

About the Authors

Richard E. Saunier was Senior Environmental Management Advisor in the Department of Regional Development and Environment of the Organization of American States (1975?1996). Richard A. Meganck is the Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands and former Director of Sustainable Development and Environment at the Organization of American States.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General