Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance

Synergy and Conflict Among International and EU Policies

Author: Thomas Gehring

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262651106

Category: Nature

Page: 405

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The first large-scale, systematic investigation of how interaction among international institutions affects global environmental governance, with a conceptual framework and ten case studies.
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Managing Institutional Complexity

Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change

Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Olav Schram Stokke

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262015919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

View: 9004

Institutional interaction and complexity are crucial to environmental governance andare quickly becoming dominant themes in the international relations and environmental politicsliteratures. This book examines international institutional interplay and its consequences, focusingon two important issues: how states and other actors can manage institutional interaction to improvesynergy and avoid disruption; and what forces drive the emergence and evolution of institutionalcomplexes, sets of institutions that cogovern particular issue areas. The book, a product of theInstitutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change research project (IDGEC), offers boththeoretical and empirical perspectives. Chapters range from analytical overviews to case studies ofinstitutional interaction, interplay management, and regime complexes in areas including climatechange, fisheries management, and conservation of biodiversity. Contributors discuss such issues asthe complicated management of fragmented multilateral institutions addressing climate change; thepossible "chilling effect" on environmental standards from existing commitments;governance niches in Arctic resource protection; the relationships among treaties on conservationand use of plant genetic resources; causal factors in cross-case variation of regime prevalence; andthe difficult relationship between the World Trade Organization and multilateral environmentalagreements. The book offers a broad overview of research on interplay management and institutionalcomplexes that provides important insights across the field of global environmental governance. The hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.
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Institutional Dynamics

Emergent Patterns in International Environmental Governance

Author: Oran R. Young

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262014386

Category: Nature

Page: 225

View: 1628

An analysis of patterns of change in international environmental regimes, with five case studies illustrating the patterns identified.
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Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

Author: Jean-Frédéric Morin,Amandine Orsini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136777040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 6888

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a central concept in global environmental governance, presenting its historical evolution, introducing related debates and including key bibliographical references and further reading. The entries combine analytical rigour with empirical description. The book: offers cutting edge analysis of the state of global environmental governance, raises an up-to-date debate on global governance for sustainable development, gives an in-depth exploration of current international architecture of global environmental governance, examines the interaction between environmental politics and other fields of governance such as trade, development and security, elaborates a critical review of the recent literature in global environmental governance. This unique work synthesizes writing from an internationally diverse range of well-known experts in the field of global environmental governance. Innovative thinking and high-profile expertise come together to create a volume that is accessible to students, scholars and practitioners alike.
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Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance

Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership

Author: Sofie Bouteligier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415537517

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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As a result of global dynamics--the increasing interconnection of people and places--innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our increasingly global and increasingly urban world. Through analysis of transnational municipal networks, such as Metropolis and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Sofie Bouteligier's innovative study examines theories of the network society and global cities from a global ecology perspective. Through direct observation and interviews and using two types of city networks that have been treated separately in the literature, she discovers the structure and logic pertaining to office networks of environmental non-governmental organizations and environmental consultancy firms. In doing so she incisively demonstrates the ways in which cities fulfill the role of strategic sites of global environmental governance, concentrating knowledge, infrastructure, and institutions vital to the function of transnational actors.
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Earthly Politics

Local and Global in Environmental Governance

Author: Sheila Jasanoff

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262600590

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 7603

Globalization seen through the lens of environmentalgovernance; analyses of how the global and the local canaccommodate one another.
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Environmental Governance in Latin America

Author: Fabio De Castro,Barbara Hogenboom,Michiel Baud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505729

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The multiple purposes of nature – livelihood for communities, revenues for states, commodities for companies, and biodiversity for conservationists – have turned environmental governance in Latin America into a highly contested arena. In such a resource-rich region, unequal power relations, conflicting priorities, and trade-offs among multiple goals have led to a myriad of contrasting initiatives that are reshaping social relations and rural territories. This edited collection addresses these tensions by unpacking environmental governance as a complex process of formulating and contesting values, procedures and practices shaping the access, control and use of natural resources. Contributors from various fields address the challenges, limitations, and possibilities for a more sustainable, equal, and fair development. In this book, environmental governance is seen as an overarching concept defining the dynamic and multi-layered repertoire of society-nature interactions, where images of nature and discourses on the use of natural resources are mediated by contextual processes at multiple scales.
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The Institutional Dimensions of Environmental Change

Fit, Interplay, and Scale

Author: Oran R. Young

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262740241

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 5493

A study that lays the foundation for cumulative research on the roles institutions play in causing and confronting environmental changes.
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Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

Author: Jean-Frédéric Morin,Amandine Orsini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136777113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 6623

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a central concept in global environmental governance, presenting its historical evolution, introducing related debates and including key bibliographical references and further reading. The entries combine analytical rigour with empirical description. The book: offers cutting edge analysis of the state of global environmental governance, raises an up-to-date debate on global governance for sustainable development, gives an in-depth exploration of current international architecture of global environmental governance, examines the interaction between environmental politics and other fields of governance such as trade, development and security, elaborates a critical review of the recent literature in global environmental governance. This unique work synthesizes writing from an internationally diverse range of well-known experts in the field of global environmental governance. Innovative thinking and high-profile expertise come together to create a volume that is accessible to students, scholars and practitioners alike.
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The Business of Global Environmental Governance

Author: David L. Levy,Peter John Newell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8469

Theoretical and empirical accounts of the role of business in shaping international environmental policies.
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The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance

Consequences and Management of Regime Interactions

Author: Harro van Asselt

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782544984

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 686

The fragmented state of global climate governance poses major challenges to policymakers and scholars alike. Through an in-depth examination of regime interactions between the international climate regime and three other regimes (on clean technology, b
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Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered

Author: Frank Biermann,Philipp H. Pattberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262517701

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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The notion of global governance is widely studied in academia and increasingly relevant to politics and policy making. Yet many of its fundamental elements remain unclear in both theory and practice. This book offers a fresh perspective by analyzing global governance in terms of three major trends, as exemplified by developments in global sustainability governance: the emergence of nonstate actors; new mechanisms of transnational cooperation; and increasingly segmented and overlapping layers of authority. The book, which is the synthesis of a ten-year "Global Governance Project" carried out by thirteen leading European research institutions, first examines new nonstate actors, focusing on international bureaucracies, global corporations, and transnational networks of scientists; then investigates novel mechanisms of global governance, particularly transnational environmental regimes, public-private partnerships, and market-based arrangements; and, finally, looks at fragmentation of authority, both vertically among supranational, international, national, and subnational layers, and horizontally among different parallel rule-making systems. The implications, potential, and realities of global environmental governance are defining questions for our generation. This book distills key insights from the past and outlines the most important research challenges for the future.
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Cities and Climate Change

Author: Harriet Bulkeley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135130124

Category: Architecture

Page: 268

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Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Responding to climate change is a profound challenge. A variety of actors are involved in urban climate governance, with municipal governments, international organisations, and funding bodies pointing to cities as key arenas for response. This book provides the first critical introduction to these challenges, giving an overview of the science and policy of climate change at the global level and the emergence of climate change as an urban policy issue. It considers the challenges of governing climate change in the city in the context of the changing nature of urban politics, economics, society and infrastructures. It looks at how responses for mitigation and adaptation have emerged within the city, and the implications of climate change for social and environmental justice. Drawing on examples from cities in the north and south, and richly illustrated with detailed case-studies, this book will enable students to understand the potential and limits of addressing climate change at the urban level and to explore the consequences for our future cities. It will be essential reading for undergraduate students across the disciplines of geography, politics, sociology, urban studies, planning and science and technology studies.
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Conflicts in International Environmental Law

Author: Rüdiger Wolfrum,Nele Matz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540405207

Category: Law

Page: 213

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This volume is an important contribution to both theoretical and practical approaches to solving contradictions and conflicts between the approaches, principles, objectives and regulations of international environmental agreements. The issue of the coordination and streamlining of environmental agreements is of growing importance regarding the increasing number of international regulations on the one hand and the urgency for effective instruments in the light of continuing environmental degradation on the other. This study will become an essential reference for scholars as well as practitioners working in the field of international environmental law.
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Global Governance of Genetic Resources

Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol

Author: Sebastian Oberthür,G. Kristin Rosendal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135135487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 5103

This book analyses the status and prospects of the global governance of Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) in the aftermath of 2010’s Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD’s initial 1992 framework of global ABS governance established the objective of sharing the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources fairly between countries and communities. Since then, ABS has been a contested issue in international politics – not least due to the failure of effective implementation of the original CBD framework. The Nagoya Protocol therefore aims to improve and enhance this framework. Compared to the slow rate of progress on climate change, it has been considered a major achievement of global environmental governance, but it has also been coined a ‘masterpiece of ambiguity’. This book analyses the role of a variety of actors in the emergence of the Nagoya Protocol and provides an up-to-date assessment of the core features of the architecture of global ABS governance. This book offers a central resource regarding ABS governance for those working on and interested in global environmental governance. This is achieved by focusing on two broad themes of the wider research agenda on global environmental governance, namely architecture and agency. Furthermore, individual chapter contributions relate and link ABS governance to other prominent debates in the field, such as institutional complexes, compliance, market-based approaches, EU leadership, the role of small states, the role of non-state actors and more. Partly due to its seeming technical complexity, ABS governance has so far not been at the centre of attention of scholars and practitioners of global environmental governance. In this book, care is taken to provide an accessible account of key functional features of the governance system which enables non-specialists to gain a grasp on the main issues involved, allowing the issue of ABS governance to move centre-stage and be more fully recognised in discussions on global environmental governance.
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Post-Treaty Politics

Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance

Author: Sikina Jinnah,Oran R. Young

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262028042

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 2839

Secretariats -- the administrative arms of international treaties -- -would seem simply to do the bidding of member states. And yet, Sikina Jinnah argues in Post-Treaty Politics, secretariats can play an important role in world politics. On paper, secretariats collect information, communicate with state actors, and coordinate diplomatic activity. In practice, they do much more. As Jinnah shows, they can influence the allocation of resources, structures of interstate cooperation, and the power relationships between states.Jinnah examines secretariat influence through the lens of overlap management in environmental governance -- how secretariats help to manage the dense interplay of issues, rules, and norms between international treaty regimes. Through four case studies, she shows that secretariats can draw on their unique networks and expertise to handle the challenges of overlap management, emerging as political actors in their own right. After presenting a theory and analytical framework for analyzing secretariat influence, Jinnah examines secretariat influence on overlap management within the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), two cases of overlap management in the World Trade Organization, as well as a case in which the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) secretariat failed to influence political outcomes despite its efforts to manage overlap. Jinnah argues that, even when modest, secretariat influence matters because it can establish a path-dependent dynamic that continues to guide state behavior even after secretariat influence has waned.
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On Environmental Governance

Sustainability, Efficiency, and Equity

Author: Oran R Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317255232

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 3317

In On Environmental Governance, Oran R. Young examines a variety of efforts to meet the challenge of governing human interaction with the environment in the interest of sustainability. At the same time, he considers measures to minimize restrictions on human actors in using their natural resources. Young looks at issues including climate change, biodiversity, deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and carbon cycle disruption in exploring impacts from the local to the global. The book draws on general ideas about the nature of governance while exploring new models for governing human-environment relations.
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Environmental Politics and Governance in the Anthropocene

Institutions and legitimacy in a complex world

Author: Philipp Pattberg,Fariborz Zelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317449924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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The term Anthropocene denotes a new geological epoch characterized by the unprecedented impact of human activities on the Earth’s ecosystems. While the natural sciences have advanced their understanding of the drivers and processes of global change considerably over the last two decades, the social sciences lag behind in addressing the fundamental challenge of governance and politics in the Anthropocene. This book attempts to close this crucial research gap, in particular with regards to the following three overarching research themes: (i) the meaning, sense-making and contestations emerging around the concept of the Anthropocene related to the social sciences; (ii) the role and relevance of institutions, both formal and informal as well as international and transnational, for governing in the Anthropocene; and (iii) the role and relevance of accountability and other democratic principles for governing in the Anthropocene. Drawing together a range of key thinkers in the field, this volume provides one of the first authoritative assessments of global environmental politics and governance in the Anthropocene, reflecting on how the planetary scale crisis changes the ways in which humans respond to the challenge. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of global environmental politics and governance, and sustainable development.
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Environmental Governance

Institutions, Policies and Actions

Author: Arild Vatn

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178100725X

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 4166

In this innovative book, Arild Vatn presents an overview of the field of environmental governance, from its theoretical foundations, to the major issues and practical applications. While having an interdisciplinary orientation, the main theoretical basis is in institutional theory. The book spans issues from the global to the local level and puts environmental governance within the wider field of economic policy and development. This book is perfect for interdisciplinary masters programs in environmental studies, environmental policy and management, as well as being of value to practitioners in the field.
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