This book aims to take stock of the state of environmental degradation in Europe from theoretical and empirical point of views. It focuses on international organizations and institutions in Europe that deal with ecological problems and integrates case studies on regional environmental cooperation.
Introduction Part One: The Globalization of Environmental Problems 1. Europe and the Atlantic Community in the Context of an Ecological World Order 2. The State of the Global Environment: Is There a Need for an "Orderly Retreat"? 3. Global Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Challenges to the North on the Road from Rio Part Two: Economic and Institutional Capacities for International Environmental Cooperation 4. Affluence and Scarceness: The Effect of Economic and Sociocultural Capacities on Environmental Cooperation 5. Economic and Institutional Capacities for Environmental Cooperation (Some Remarks on Volker von Prittwitz) Part Three: International Negotiating Processes in the Environmental Field and Their Results 6. Specific Characteristics of Environmental Diplomacy 7. Critical Attributes of International Environmental Negotiations 8. The Role of International Environmental Law 9. Comments on the Objective of Regional International Environmental Law Part Four: Regional Environmental Policies in Europe 10. The Environmental Policy of the European Community