Global Environmental Governance: A Reform Agenda

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9781895536911: Global Environmental Governance: A Reform Agenda

Global Environmental Governance (GEG)is the sum of organizations, policy instruments, financing mechanisms, rules, procedures and norms that regulate the processes of global environmental protection. Since environmental issues entered the international agenda in the early 1970's, global environmental politics and policies have been developing rapidly. The environmental governance system we have today reflects both the successes and failures of this development. It has become increasingly clear that the GEG system, as we know it, has outgrown its original design and intent. The system's high maintenance needs, its internal redundancies and its inherent inefficiencies have combined to have the perverse effect if distracting from the most important GEG goal of all-improved environmental performance. The system needs reform not because it has "failed" but because it has outgrown its own original design. Much like children who outgrow their clothes as they mature, the GEG system needs to be rethought so that it can meet the challenges of its own growth, respond to future issues, and move from its current emphasis on awareness raising and treaty creation to actual environmental action and implementation. This book identifies a number of practical steps that can foster more efficient and effective global environmental governance, making better use of the resources available and designed in a way that will be more helpful to the implementation of international environmental agreements for developing as well as developed countries.

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Adil Najam is an Associate Professor of International Negotiation and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and an Associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Mihaela Papa and Nadaa Taiyab were both graduate researchers at the Center for International Environmental and Resource Policy (CIERP) at the Fletcher, Tufts University.

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Adil Najam; Mihaela Papa; Nadaa Taiyab
Published by International Institute for Sutainable Development (IISD) (2006)
ISBN 10: 189553691X ISBN 13: 9781895536911
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