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Global Environmental Governance: Global Environmental Governance


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Global Environmental Governance addresses the new generation of twenty-first century environmental problems and the challenges they pose for management and governance at the local, national, and global levels. Centered on the relationships among environmental change, economic forces, and political governance, the series explores the role of international institutions and instruments, national and sub-federal governments, private sector firms, scientists, and civil society, and provides a comprehensive body of progressive analyses on one of the world's most contentious international issues.

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International Environmental Cooperation: Participation in International Environmental Agreements

International Environmental Cooperation: Participation in International Environmental Agreements

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chenaz B. Seelarbokus
January 01, 2021

Why do nation states participate differentially in International Environmental Agreements (IEAs), and how can we achieve greater international environmental cooperation through enhanced participation in IEAs? Drawing upon the basic tenets of Realism and Liberalism, and using regression analyses,...

Coalitions in the Climate Change Negotiations

Coalitions in the Climate Change Negotiations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carola Klöck, Paula Castro, Florian Weiler, Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær
November 23, 2020

This edited volume provides both a broad overview of cooperation patterns in the UNFCCC climate change negotiations and an in-depth analysis of specific coalitions and their relations. Over the course of three parts, this book maps out and takes stock of patterns of cooperation in the climate...

Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives

Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Miranda A. Schreurs, Henrik Selin, Stacy D. Vandeveer
June 10, 2019

Environmental and energy policies have become increasingly significant in European and North American politics. This fascinating book uses a wide range of case studies that embrace climate change, product standards, chemical regulations, renewable energy policies, food safety and...

A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance?

A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance?

1st Edition

Frank Biermann, Steffen Bauer
June 10, 2019

In recent years, the debate on the establishment of a new international agency on environmental protection - a 'World Environment Organization' - has gained substantial momentum. Several countries, including France and Germany, as well as a number of leading experts and senior international civil...

The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20, and UN Leadership

The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20, and UN Leadership

1st Edition

John J. Kirton, Ella Kokotsis
November 13, 2017

Climate change control has risen to the top of the international agenda. Failed efforts, centred in the United Nations, to allocate responsibility have resulted in a challenge now reaching crisis stage. John J. Kirton and Ella Kokotsis analyse the generation and effectiveness of four decades of...

The Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Institutional Change and Structural Constraints

The Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Institutional Change and Structural Constraints

1st Edition

Florian Rabitz
May 04, 2017

Multi-institutional governance architectures are increasingly common in world politics, yet how do they evolve over time? This book develops a fresh conceptual approach by distinguishing two main types of institutional change and by proposing the strategic context within which governments make...

Governing Global Biodiversity: The Evolution and Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Governing Global Biodiversity: The Evolution and Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

1st Edition

Philippe G. Le Prestre
April 30, 2017

Predictions about the success of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are pessimistic. It has now become commonplace to bemoan the scope, ambition, and deeply political nature of a convention that addresses issues ranging from ecosystems protection to the exploitation of genetic resources,...

Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU: The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France

Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU: The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France

1st Edition

David Jacobs
February 27, 2017

This book examines the coordination of renewable energy policies in the European Union using an innovative theoretical approach to explain national policy making. David Jacobs asks, why are national support instruments for electricity from renewable energy sources converging, even though the...

Governing Global Desertification: Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation

Governing Global Desertification: Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation

1st Edition

Pierre Marc Johnson, Karel Mayrand
December 22, 2016

Desertification affects 70 per cent of the world's arable lands in more than 100 countries. Inextricably linked to poverty, it is estimated that the livelihood of 250 million people are directly affected while another billion living in rural drylands are threatened by this phenomenon. This volume...

The EU as International Environmental Negotiator

The EU as International Environmental Negotiator

1st Edition

Tom Delreux
November 28, 2016

Delreux examines how the EU functions when it participates in international environmental negotiations. In particular, this book looks at the internal EU decision-making process with regard to international negotiations that lead to multilateral environmental agreements. By studying eight such...

Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance

Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance

1st Edition

John J. Kirton, Michael J. Trebilcock
November 28, 2016

An important read for academics and policy-makers alike, Hard Choices, Soft Law asserts that voluntary standards, or 'soft' law, are an important supplement to international law in a number of areas. This key work firstly outlines the approach taken to combining soft and hard law and trade,...

Africa's Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

Africa's Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

1st Edition

Andrew F. Cooper, Hany Besada, John J. Kirton
November 25, 2016

This volume addresses the ideational and policy-oriented challenges of Africa’s health governance due to voluntary and involuntary cross-border migration of people and diseases in a growing 'mobile Africa'. The collected set of specialized contributions in this volume examines how national and...

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