Ozone Connections

Expert Networks in Global Environmental Governance

Author: Penelope Canan,Nancy Reichman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351282301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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It is difficult to think of a more significant example of international cooperation to address a problem that threatened the health and wellbeing of the entire planet than the 1987 Montreal Protocol for the Elimination of Ozone-Depleting Substances. This breakthrough in international environmental governance has proved to be an extraordinary success beyond rhetoric or promises. In a dozen years, this international agreement went from an understanding of the need to act in a precautionary manner for mutual benefit to a successful worldwide effort to eliminate chemical substances harmful to our protective ozone layer. The production and consumption of most ozone-depleting substances has now been phased out in developed countries, with developing countries not far behind. What happened and why is of tremendous importance for those looking for guidance in the future, particularly those now involved in hugely complicated negotiations on climate change. The success of the Montreal Protocol has been linked to many factors such as political will, treaty flexibility and the recognition of equity issues raised by developing countries. While comprehensively analysing all of these success factors, Ozone Connections goes on to suggest that a social organization of global governance as typified by the protocol's Technical and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) was a unique – but replicable – decisive factor. The book argues that we need to understand how the implementation of complex global environmental agreements depends on the construction and exploitation of social connections among experts who act collectively to define solutions to environmental problems. This highly original and provoking thesis synthesises some of the more exciting social science concepts and methods, while refining our basic understanding of environmental social change and providing policy-makers with concrete success factors to replicate. This book will be essential reading for academics in the fields of sociology, political science, international relations, network studies, human communication, motivation, collaboration and leadership, as well as the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. Businesses will also find many applications for practical use. Finally, the many directly transferable lessons from ozone layer protection make this book a key addition to the growing literature on climate change.
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Global Environmental Politics

Author: Pamela S. Chasek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974868

Category: Political Science

Page: 482

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For more than twenty years, Global Environmental Politics has provided an up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the world's most pressing environmental issues. This new edition continues this tradition while covering critical new developments in the field. Through case studies on key issues such as climate change, toxic chemicals, and biodiversity loss, the authors detail the development of major environmental regimes. With new material on the adoption of global Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the December 2015 Paris Climate Change conference; and recent meetings of major conventions on desertification, biological diversity, and more; the authors present a comprehensive overview of contemporary international environmental politics. Global Environmental Politics is vital reading for any student wishing to understand the current state of the field and to make informed decisions about which policies might best safeguard our environment for the future.
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Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

Author: Paul G. Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135090580

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

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This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it. Examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the role of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors. Address the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalisation, justice, ethics, participation and citizenship. Assess the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, sustainable transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, water, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. With an in-depth new preface by the Editor, this edition of the handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science, geography, international relations and political science.
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The Global Environment

Institutions, Law, and Policy

Author: Regina S. Axelrod,Stacy D. VanDeveer

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1544358059

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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The new edition of The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy by Regina S. Axelrod and Stacy D. VanDeveer reflects the latest events in the in global environmental politics and sustainable development, while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, environmental issues, treaties, and policies. This award-winning book highlights global environmental institutions, major state and non-state actors, and includes a wide range of cases such as climate change, biodiversity, hazardous chemicals, ozone layer depletion, nuclear energy and resource consumption.
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Environment, Energy, and Society

Exemplary Works

Author: Craig R. Humphrey,Tammy L. Lewis,Frederick H. Buttel

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534579579

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 431

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This text was designed as a reader to accompany Humphrey, Lewis, and Buttel, Environment, Energy, and Society: A New Synthesis (2002). The reader is divided into eight parts exploring issues and topics central to the study of the environment, rural and urban problems.
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Law & policy

Author: Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental law, International

Page: 533

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Protecting the Ozone Layer

The United Nations History

Author: Stephen O. Andersen,K. Madhava Sarma

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

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This is an account of how the global agreements on the ozone layer evolved and perhaps provide an example of how the world community can tackle other environmental problems. It describes the story of the Montreal Protocol, now seen as a unique example of international cooperation on environmental issues. The authors were involved in the processes of developing the Vienna Convention of 1985 and the Montreal Protocol of 1987.The chapters of the book are interspersed with personal perspectives from nearly 60 high-level participants from around the world and, in a final chapter, the authors draw on their experience to summarize the lessons of the successful global efforts to protect the stratospheric ozone layer.The UNEP decided this history would be a presentation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September 2002.
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