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Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance

Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance Book
Author : Chukwumerije Okereke
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007-09-03
ISBN : 1134126875
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an ethical critique of existing approaches to sustainable development and international environmental cooperation, providing a detailed and structured account of the tensions, normative shifts and contradictions that currently characterize it. With specific focus on three environmental regimes, the volume explores the way various notions of justice feature both implicitly and explicitly in the design of global environmental policies. In so doing, the dominant conceptions of justice that underpin key global environmental policies are identified and criticised on the basis of their compatibility with the normative essence of global sustainable development. Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance demonstrates that whilst moral norms inflict far greater impact in regime development than is currently acknowledged by orthodox approaches to regime analysis, the core polices remain rooted in two neo-liberal interpretations of justice which undermine the ability to achieve sustainable development and international justice. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, philosophy, international relations, geography and law.

Sustainable Development in Science Policy Making

Sustainable Development in Science Policy Making Book
Author : Anna Schwachula
Publisher : transcript Verlag
Release : 2019-09-30
ISBN : 3839448824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New knowledge, created in international cooperation, is essential for global sustainability. Set against this background, this study focuses on German science policy for research cooperation with developing countries and emerging economies in sustainability research. Based on interviews with policy makers and researchers, the book scrutinizes the actors, processes and contents of science policy in Germany. The author argues that science policy mainly aims at German economic benefits and technology development. This, however, negatively influences global sustainability. To counter existing path dependencies, the author provides recommendations for sustainability-oriented scientific practice and science policy.

The Economics of Global Environmental Change

The Economics of Global Environmental Change Book
Author : Karl W. Steininger,Mario Cogoy
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The international community is increasingly confronted with global environmental problems, which lead to distributional conflicts, unresolved equity issues and asymmetric distribution of the costs and benefits of environmental policy. The complexity of such problems requires the development of an international institutional framework, capable of coping with the long-run international aspects of global environmental change. This book analyses some of the difficulties in the construction of such a framework and offers suggestions on how they might be overcome. The contributions in The Economics of Global Environmental Change address international trade, land-use change, biodiversity preservation, the management of water resources and the composition of water-related conflicts, global warming and strategic aspects of international environmental agreements. This book provides an in-depth insight to the current state-of-the-art for both economists and non-economists interested in global environmental change. It will also be of great interest to those wanting an introduction to the economic perspective of an increasingly relevant environmental core problem, as well as to students and researchers in political science.

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework Book
Author : Chenaz B. Seelarbokus
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-05-17
ISBN : 0323859143
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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International Environmental Cooperation and the Global Sustainability Capital Framework offers an integrated analysis of international environmental cooperation (IEC) and global sustainability. From a strategic management perspective, the book develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability. The book provides an in-depth examination of the significance of state participation in international environmental agreements (IEAs), and analyzes the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs. Through the Sustainability Capital Framework, the book delineates the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability. Develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability from a strategic management perspective Discusses the imperative for IEC through the novel lens of our common vulnerabilities and contingent survivability in the face of global environmental change Presents a detailed discussion of the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs Identifies the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability Analyzes the human and environmental impacts of war, a core barrier to IEC and global sustainability Highlights the human and moral dimensions of global sustainability

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation Book
Author : Idris, Sofia
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2018-06-08
ISBN : 1522539913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Due to natural factors and human activity, nature has been changing since the beginning of time. As the environment continuously undergoes such transitions, it is necessary for society to understand the complex interdependency between nature and humanity to promote global sustainability. Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on the rising awareness of environmental issues and their relationships with sustainable development. While highlighting topics including global governance, international business, and sustainable consumption, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, developers, policy makers, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the globalized world in relation to environmental issues.

Of Limits and Growth

Of Limits and Growth Book
Author : Stephen Macekura
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-07-15
ISBN : 1316467759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Of Limits and Growth connects three of the most important aspects of the twentieth century: decolonization, the rise of environmentalism, and the United States' support for economic development and modernization in the Third World. It links these trends by revealing how environmental NGOs challenged and reformed the development approaches of the US government, World Bank, and United Nations from the 1960s through the 1990s. The book shows how NGOs promoted the use of 'appropriate' technologies, environmental reviews in the lending process, development plans based on ecological principles, and international cooperation on global issues such as climate change. It also reveals that the 'sustainable development' concept emerged from transnational negotiations in which environmentalists accommodated the developmental aspirations of Third World intellectuals and leaders. In sum, Of Limits and Growth offers a new history of sustainability by elucidating the global origins of environmental activism, the ways in which environmental activists challenged development approaches worldwide, and how environmental non-state actors reshaped the United States' and World Bank's development policies.

Japan International Cooperation Agency Annual Report 2007

Japan International Cooperation Agency Annual Report 2007 Book
Author : Kokusai Kyōryoku Jigyōdan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9784906352654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Japan International Cooperation Agency Annual Report 2007 book written by Kokusai Kyōryoku Jigyōdan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Beyond Resource Wars

Beyond Resource Wars Book
Author : Shlomi Dinar
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2011-03-18
ISBN : 0262294664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An argument that resource scarcity and environmental degradation can provide an impetus for cooperation among countries. Common wisdom holds that the earth's dwindling natural resources and increasing environmental degradation will inevitably lead to inter-state conflict, and possibly even set off “resource wars.” Many scholars and policymakers have considered the environmental roots of violent conflict and instability, but little attention has been paid to the idea that scarcity and degradation may actually play a role in fostering inter-state cooperation. Beyond Resource Wars fills this gap, offering a different perspective on the links between environmental problems and inter-state conflict. Although the contributors do not deny that resource scarcity and environmental degradation may become sources of contention, they argue that these conditions also provide the impetus for cooperation, coordination, and negotiation between states. The book examines aspects of environmental conflict and cooperation in detail, across a number of natural resources and issues including oil, water, climate change, ocean pollution, and biodiversity conservation. The contributors argue that increasing scarcity and degradation generally induce cooperation across states, but when conditions worsen (and a problem becomes too costly or a resource becomes too scarce), cooperation becomes more difficult. Similarly, low levels of scarcity may discourage cooperation because problems seem less urgent. With contributions from scholars in international relations, economics, and political science, Beyond Resource Wars offers a comprehensive and robust investigation of the links among scarcity, environmental degradation, cooperation, and conflict.

The World s Search for Sustainable Development

The World s Search for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Mukul Sanwal
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-11-05
ISBN : 1316664953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text traces the evolution of sustainable development and climate change from the time it emerged in international consultations and agreements. The three sections of the book, focusing on the framework, climate change and sustainable development, seek to cover the essentials of the politics of natural resource usage at the global level. The book explores the evolution of sustainable development and climate change within the framework of the United Nations, and the way the concept has been defined through intergovernmental meetings, agreements and consensus within the multilateral system. It also explores the best ways of reducing the risk to the planet while enabling societies to pursue sustainable development paths. The challenges call for a transformation of social systems to facilitate a broadly acceptable change. The book also explores the adoption of low-carbon models different from the high-carbon socio-technical systems and related social practices.

Global Sustainability Human Prosperity

Global Sustainability   Human Prosperity Book
Author : Thomas Elmqvist,Sarah Cornell,Marcus C Öhman,Tim Daw,Fredrik Moberg,Albert Norström,Åsa Persson,Garry Peterson,Johan Rockström,Maria Schultz,Ellika Hermansson Török,Victor Galaz,Claudia Ituarte-Lima
Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
Release : 2014-05-15
ISBN : 9289327707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The development of a Post-2015 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, provide a global window of opportunity to address both social needs and environmental challenges together. This discussion paper by the Stockholm Resilience Centre looks into the links between human wellbeing and the biosphere, and describes why and how these links should influence the formulation of the new SDGs. It explores what we can learn from the MDGs, and how existing international agreements can be reflected in the Post-2015 MDG process. The paper also seeks to contribute to the elaboration of targets, including process-oriented targets and scalable indicators suitable for a rapidly changing world.

Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics Book
Author : Jean-Frederic Morin,Amandine Orsini,Sikina Jinnah
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 0198826087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Environmental Politics provides a fully up to date and comprehensive introduction to the most important issues dominating this fast moving field. Going beyond the issue of climate change, the textbook also introduces students to the pressing issues of desertification, trade in hazardous waste, biodiversity protection, whaling, acid rain, ozone-depletion, water consumption, and over-fishing. . Importantly, the authors pay particular attention to the interactions between environmental politics and other governance issues, such as gender, trade, development, health, agriculture, and security.

Area Studies Regional Sustainable Development Review Africa Volume I

Area Studies  Regional Sustainable Development Review   Africa   Volume I Book
Author : Emmanuel Kwesi Boon
Publisher : EOLSS Publications
Release : 2009-12-29
ISBN : 1848260660
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Africa is a component of Encyclopedia of Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Reviews in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Africa discusses matters of great relevance to our world in general and to the African Continent in particular as it deals with topics such as: International Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Africa; Food Security in Africa: Challenges and Prospects; Combating Poverty in Africa; Demographic Dynamics and Sustainability in Africa; Protection and Promotion of Human Health in Africa; Strategies for Promoting Human Development in Africa; Integrating Environment into Decision-Making in Africa; The Planning and Management of Land Resources in Africa; Combating Desertification and Drought in Africa; Conservation of Biological Diversity in Africa; Ecotoxicology of Stable Pollutants in African Marine Ecosystems; Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Radioactive Waste; Strengthening Business and Industry for Sustainable Development in Africa; Concepts and Trends in Environmental Education for Sustainable Development; International Institutional Arrangements; International Legal Instruments and Mechanisms; Agreements: Forestry Principles: Focus on the Congo Basin Rainforests; The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development in Africa; Literature and Culture - The Sustainability Connection from an African Perspective; History and Civilizations: Impacts on Sustainable Development in Africa; The Sustainable Development of Tourism in Africa; Environmentally Displaced People These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Global Sustainability

Global Sustainability Book
Author : Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-02-18
ISBN : 0521769345
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Interdisciplinary exploration of the best scientific and political strategies to attain global sustainability, from many Nobel Prize-winning and other high-profile authors.

Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability

Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability Book
Author : Donald Maclurcan,Natalia Radywyl
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 1351833154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rise of collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer systems, and not-for-profit social enterprise heralds the emergence of a new era of human collectivity. Increasingly, this consolidation stems from an understanding that big-banner issues—such as climate change—are not the root causes of our present global predicament. There is a growing and collective view that issues such as this are actually symptoms of a much more vicious, seemingly insurmountable condition: our addiction to economic, consumption, and population growth in a world of finite resources. Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability uses nanotechnology—the product of applied scientific knowledge to control and utilize matter at atomic and molecular scales—as a lens through which to explore the interrelationship between innovation, politics, economy, and sustainability. This groundbreaking book addresses how stakeholders can actively reshape agendas to create positive and sustainable futures through this latest controversial, cross-sectoral technology. It moves beyond issues of efficiency, productivity, and utility, exploring the insights of 22 contributors from around the world, whose work spans the disciplines of science and the humanities. Their combined knowledge, reinforced with various case studies, introduces an exciting prospect—how we can innovate without economic growth. This new volume in the Perspectives in Nanotechnology series is edited by Dr. Donald Maclurcan and Dr. Natalia Radywyl. Dr. Maclurcan is a social innovator and Honorary Research Fellow with the Institute for Nanoscale Technology at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Dr. Radywyl is a social researcher and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. This book is written for a wide audience and will be of particular interest to activists, scholars, policy makers, scientists, business professionals, and others who seek an understanding of how we might justly transition to sustainable societies.

Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003 04

Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003 04 Book
Author : Olav Schram Stokke,Oystein B. Thommessen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN : 1134071779
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'The Yearbook's extensive coverage makes a valuable contribution in promoting international co-operation on environment' Xie Zhenhu, Minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of China 'A vital contribution in terms of reliable research and information on key issues of sustainable development. It constitutes an invaluable tool for facilitating the dialogue among all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the commitments agreed to in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)' Ian Johnson World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development The essential reference to all the rapidly multiplying international agreements on environment and development issues. This ninth annual edition of the Yearbook demonstrates the international community's position on specific environment and development problems, the main obstacles to effective international solutions, and how to overcome them. It assesses both the achievements and shortcomings of co-operation, distinguishing between the rhetoric and the reality of environment world politics. Contents Current Issues and Key Themes Agreements on Environment and Development Systematically listed key data and illustrations concerning the most important international agreements presented on the basis of information from the organizations in question and other sources, covering such matters as: objectives ? scope ? time and place of establishment ? status of participation ? affiliated instruments and organizations ? major activities ? secretariat ? finance ? rules and standards ? monitoring and implementation ? decision-making bodies ? key publications ? Internet sources. This edition includes several recently adopted conventions and protocols. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), including UN specialized agencies objectives ? type of organization ? membership ? date of establishment ? secretariat ? activities ? decision-making bodies ? finance ? key publications ? Internet sources. International Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) objectives ? type of organization ? membership ? date of establishment ? secretariat ? activities ? budget ? key publications ? Internet sources. Originally published in 2003

Global Sustainability

Global Sustainability Book
Author : Gilberto C. Gallopín,Paul D. Raskin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2003-09-02
ISBN : 1134501935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unprecedented levels of wealth, technology and institutional capacity can forge a just, peaceful and ecologically resilient future. However, the authors argue, social polarization, geo-political conflict and environmental degradation are threatening the long-term well-being of humanity and the planet. Global Sustainability explores the alternative futures that could emerge from the resolution of these antagonisms. Based on extensive international and interdisciplinary research, the book identifies the perils of market-driven scenarios and considers the possibility of the failure of conventional approaches. It also, however, presents a vision of the possibility of a 'Great Transition' in which revised human values and development goals bring a new stage of civilization. It will be essential reading for all scholars and professionals interested in the future of the environment, international affairs, and sustainable development.

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability Book
Author : Nand K. Jha
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-12-02
ISBN : 1482282380
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by an educator with close to 40 years of experience in developing and teaching design and manufacturing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability integrates green design and manufacturing within the framework of sustainability, emphasizing cost, recyclables, and reuse. It includes th

Global Environmental Institutions

Global Environmental Institutions Book
Author : Elizabeth R. DeSombre
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-02-10
ISBN : 1317372395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Environmental Institutions continues to provide the most accessible and succinct overview of the major global institutions attempting to protect the natural environment. Fully updated throughout to reflect the latest environmental issues, the second edition includes substantial new material on developments in international agreements and how institutional mechanisms have evolved in the past 10 years, including the creation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This second edition maintains the clear structure of the first edition, examining: • the underlying causes of global environmental problems • the creation of global environmental institutions • the effectiveness of action undertaken by these institutions. Providing an overview of the United Nations Environment Programme and the other entities within the UN that play important roles in global environmental governance, it also examines institutions clustered by issue area, introducing institutions that focus on protecting endangered species and biodiversity, govern the ocean environment (focusing on the atmosphere), and regulate the transboundary movement of hazardous substances. Concluding with an updated chapter on emerging issues and future directions drawing on the latest scholarship in the field, and written by an acknowledged expert in the field, Global Environmental Institutions is essential reading for students of environmental politics and international organizations.

Global Environmental Institutions

Global Environmental Institutions Book
Author : Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies Elizabeth R DeSombre,Elizabeth R. DeSombre
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-04-05
ISBN : 1134243081
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There has been a concurrent growth in interest in the institutions that deal with global environmental issues. A vast number of international organizations address these matters; this volume provides an overview of the major global institutions attempting to protect the natural environment. It first considers the United Nations Environment Programme and the other entities within the United Nations that play important roles in global environmental governance. It then examines institutions clustered by issue area, introducing institutions that focus on protecting endangered species and biodiversity, those that govern the ocean environment, those focusing on the atmosphere, and a recent set of institutions that regulate the transboundary movement of hazardous substances. It concludes with current debates on financing international environmental action, gaining widespread participation by states, and the question of whether the institutional structure of global environmental governance can, and should, be fundamentally reformed. The volume as a whole focuses on: the underlying causes of global environmental problems the creation of global environmental institutions the effectiveness of action undertaken by these institutions. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, Global Environmental Institutions is essential reading for students of environmental politics and international organizations.

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance Book
Author : Frank Biermann,Bernd Siebenhüner,Anna Schreyögg
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-01-28
ISBN : 1134031335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. Whilst a growing body of literature considers global governance in a number of policy areas, this volume delivers one of the first comprehensive accounts of international organizations in relation to environmental policy. Providing the reader with key insights within this area of global governance, the book focuses on policies developing in relation to climate change, biodiversity and international environmental funding. Presenting a compelling and up-to-date account of developments within this burgeoning policy area, the volume: • includes a range of case studies including the World Bank, UNEP and the OECD • presents quantitative and qualitative research that advances understanding of international organizations in the field of international relations • delivers contributions from a range of internationally renowned academics and specialists within the field International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations theory, international economics, environmental policy, organizational theory and environmental studies.