Schroeder, Heike, King, Leslie A., and Young, Oran R.
Globalization--Environmental aspects, International cooperation, International relations--Environmental aspects, Environmental policy, and Environmental protection
This overview of recent research on how institutions matter in tackling environmental problems reports the findings and policy implications of a decade-long international research project.Studies show that institutions play a role both in causing and in addressing problems arising from human-environment interactions. But the nature of this role is complex and not easily described. This book presents an overview of recent research on how institutions matter in efforts to tackle such environmental problems as the loss of biological diversity, the degradation of forests, and the overarching issue of climate change. Using the tools of the “new institutionalism” in the social sciences, the book treats institutions as sets of rights, rules, and decision-making procedures. Individual chapters present research findings and examine policy implications regarding questions of causality, performance, and institutional design as well as the themes of institutional fit (or misfit), interplay, and scale. Institutions and Environmental Change is the product of a decade-long international research project on the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC) carried out under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme. The book's policy insights demonstrate that research on institutions can provide the basis for practical advice on effective ways to deal with the most pressing environmental problems of our times.ContributorsFrank Biermann, Carl Folke, Victor Galaz, Thomas Gehring, Joyeeta Gupta, Thomas Hahn, Leslie A. King, Ronald B. Mitchell, Sebastian Oberthür, Per Olsson, Heike Schroeder, Uno Svedin, Simon Tay, Arild Underdal, Oran R. Young
Marine resources conservation--Environmental aspects, International relations--Environmental aspects, International relations--Sociological aspects, Environmental policy, and Maritime law
This new study shows how environmental issues represent a deep problem in conceptualising the relationship between human beings and nature. This key relationship grounds the implicit ethical and political concerns of International Relations and our understandings of environmental politics. It demonstrates that the core theoretical orientations of the study of International Relations are not only incapable of understanding and responding to contemporary problems, but are profoundly complicit in creating the ecological problems in the first place.This major book develops a sense of these realities based on the thinking of Martin Heidegger. It forwards new ways of rethinking the environmental questions and addresses crucial issues such as sovereignty, the International Law of The Sea, the Kyoto Protocol, Northern Alaskan oil exploration and exploitation and the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Law of The Sea III. This is essential specialist reading for readers concerned with the environment.
International economic relations--Environmental aspects, International relations--Environmental aspects, and Environmental policy
Countering the current view of many environmental activists that sovereign nations cannot provide effective environmental governance, The State and the Global Ecological Crisis offers analyses and case studies that explore the prospects for'reinstating the state'as a facilitator of progressive environmental change rather than a contributor to environmental destruction. The authors recognize that, despite the new pressures of global economic competition and rapid technological change, the state remains the preeminent institution with the capacity and authority to secure environmental protection. The book explores the possibilities for the'greening'of the state, domestically and internationally, looking at states both as individual governments and in multilateral or regional regimes. It examines cases in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Philippines and analyzes the broader theoretical implications. The first part of the book focuses on domestic environmental governance, with both single and comparative case studies that range from the potential emergence of an'ecological state'paralleling the development of the welfare state to the theory and practice of environmental justice in the United States. The book's second part addresses the role of the state in transnational environmental governance and looks at topics including environmental rights in the European Union, hybrid forms of governance involving both state and nonstate actors, and an alternative foundation for global environmental governance. Each chapter not only offers a critical analysis of current developments but also identifies new initiatives and opportunities that may accelerate environmental progress.
Reistad, Ole, Maerli, Morten Bremer, and Skorve, Johnny
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. March-April, 2003, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p12, 5 p.
Company business management, Radioactive waste sites -- Management, International relations -- Environmental aspects, Navy-yards and naval stations -- Environmental aspects, Navy-yards and naval stations -- Management, Russia -- Political aspects, Russia -- Environmental aspects, and Norway -- International relations
THE MOOD WAS ELEVATED LAST November at the inauguration of a "Norwegian village" at Andreeva Bay--Russia's once-secret naval base, now a dangerously rundown nuclear waste storage site. Norway's then-Secretary of [...]
The Geographical Journal. Dec 2002, Vol. 168 Issue 4, p289, 4 p.
Aquatic resources -- Political aspects, Aquatic resources -- International aspects, War -- Causes of, International relations -- Environmental aspects, Developing countries -- Natural resources, Developing countries -- International relations, Watershed management -- Strategic aspects, Watershed management -- International aspects, Riparian rights -- International aspects, Rivers -- Usage, Industrial nations -- Natural resources, Industrial nations -- International relations, Geography -- Terminology, Water -- Political aspects, Aquatic resources -- United States, and Aquatic resources -- World
International Affairs. April 2001, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p261, 16 p.
United Nations Climate Change Conference -- Analysis, Environmental policy -- International aspects, International relations -- Environmental aspects, and Environmental law -- Planning
This article discusses the Sixth Conference of the Parties at The Hague in November 2000. The meeting, held for the purpose of refining the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, was inconclusive, and the authors examine the roles and the countries involved, stating a greater willings for negotiation and compromise is necessary for the success of the Protocol.
International Affairs. Jan 2001, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p163, 7 p.
Climatic changes -- Conferences, meetings and seminars, International relations -- Environmental aspects, and Environmental policy -- International aspects
This article discusses the failure of the Sixth Conference of Parties on climate change to reach any agreement at The Hague in November of 2000. Issues addressed include evidence for climate change, negotiations and reasons for the collapse of the meeting.