Global Environmental Policy

The book ends with two capstone problems that exemplify nearly every major topic and aspect presented in this book.

Author: Charles H. Eccleston

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439847671

Category: Law

Page: 460

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Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic and comprehensive environmental policies. It discusses topics of interest to American and international audiences. Beginning with basic concepts, the book proceeds successively on to more advanced principles, theories, and practices for developing and implementing comprehensive environmental policy solutions. Topics are introduced in a logical, yet connected, user-friendly manner. Using practical case studies and examples, the book illustrates both the power and limitations of theoretical approaches. It defines the scope and nature of the environmental policy problem, outlining its origins and evolution, and introduces the policy frameworks of the United Nations, European Union, and the United States. Each chapter begins with a case study and ends with a problem set; the questions are designed to elicit practical and critical thinking. The book ends with two capstone problems that exemplify nearly every major topic and aspect presented in this book. Upon completion, students should possess the competency required to examine a real world problem, evaluate it in terms of the concepts, principles, and tools described throughout the book, and develop a practical policy solution for resolving that problem.
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The Global Environment Institutions Law and Policy 2nd Edition

All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. The book includes a useful chronology of global environmental policy and a list of acronyms to help students in critical reading, review and study.

Author: Regina S Axelrod

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114279602

Category: Law

Page: 300

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A timely collection of essays that analyse key issues, institutions, laws, and policies for the protection of the global environment. The new edition of this popular text provides crucial historical background on the development of global environmental organisations and treaties, engaging discussions of current and critical global environmental agreements, and insights into national and international implementation of sustainable development principles. Drawing together a distinguished list of international contributors, the book includes six brand new chapters on such important topics as regime theory, climate change, hazardous chemical controls, perspectives of the developing world, and the European Union's and United States' international environmental policies. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. The book includes a useful chronology of global environmental policy and a list of acronyms to help students in critical reading, review and study.
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The Ethics of Japan s Global Environmental Policy

This book examines the Japanese government policies that impact on the environment in order to determine whether they incorporate a sufficient ethical substance.

Author: Midori Kagawa-Fox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136481727

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book examines the Japanese government policies that impact on the environment in order to determine whether they incorporate a sufficient ethical substance. Through the three case studies on whaling, nuclear energy, and forestry, the author explores how Western philosophers combined their theories to develop a ‘Western environmental ethics code’ and reveals the existence of a unique ‘Japanese environmental ethics code’ built on Japan’s cultural traditions, religious practices, and empirical experiences. Kagawa-Fox’s discussions show that in spite of the positive contributions that Japan has made towards the global environment, the government has failed to show a corresponding moral obligation to the world ecology in its environmental policy. The book argues that this is a result of the integrity of the policies having been compromised by vested interests and that Japanese business and politics ensure that the policies are primarily focused on maintaining sustainable economic growth. Whilst Japan's global environmental initiatives are the key to its economic survival in the 21st century, and these initiatives may achieve their aims, they do however fail the Japanese code of environmental ethics. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy and Ethics, Japanese Politics and Japanese Culture and Society.
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Global Environment

Author: K. R. Gupta

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126908467

Category: Economic development

Page: 288

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Global Environmental Politics

Throughout the text, the author uses compelling cases to illustrate the effects of globalization and capitalism, yet is careful to make the link between the local and the global to show how we, as individuals, are both consumers of goods ...

Author: Ronnie D. Lipschutz

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781483370903

Category: Science

Page: 244

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Traditional views of global environmental politics take the structures and relations of international politics as a given. Solutions to environmental problems, then, must be products of concession, negotiation, and inevitable compromise—a world of top-down planetary management. Lipschutz challenges students to question these conventional approaches. He argues that much light can be shed on global environmental degradation if we look beyond the politics of conflict and cooperation and explore environmental problems from their very "roots." Using a framework that accounts for the ontologies, material conditions, and power relations that structure global environmental problems, Lipschutz is able to more effectively question attempts to clean up the globe and sustain the world's natural resources. Throughout the text, the author uses compelling cases to illustrate the effects of globalization and capitalism, yet is careful to make the link between the local and the global to show how we, as individuals, are both consumers of goods and producers of pollution. A powerful new approach How is the financing of a water system in Bolivia linked to long-standing forestation practices in India? Taking nothing for granted, the root causes of major global environmental problems are exposed and subjected to rigorous analysis. Lipschutz shows, for instance, how privatization operates in different global contexts with strikingly similar consequences. In what ways are liberalism and realism actually two sides of the same coin? Both make self-interest—of the individual and of the state—key operating terms. In a revealing comparison, Lipschutz explores the limits of these dominant political models to effectively frame and solve environmental problems. What kinds of political, social, and environmental practices bring about meaningful change? By emphasizing the global impacts of local actions, the text shows how attempts to control environmental problems may actually reproduce the very systems they are meant to ameliorate. Combined with practical pedagogy Rich historical background helps contextualize contemporary issues. Extensive suggested reading lists at the end of each chapter guide students to further research, while tables and figures elegantly show data and concepts. The emphasis on assessing the root causes of global environmental problems and models encourages critical thinking. Students are also encouraged to rethink their own role in the global environmental system and to get involved in effective forms of social change.
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Report on Global Environmental Competitiveness 2013

This book explores the environmental competitiveness of 133 countries around the world, presenting an index evaluation system to facilitate a comparative analysis of environmental competitiveness on a global scale.

Author: Li Jianping

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642546785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 846

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This book explores the environmental competitiveness of 133 countries around the world, presenting an index evaluation system to facilitate a comparative analysis of environmental competitiveness on a global scale. This is a new way to measure competitiveness in the light of the contradiction between world economic development and environmental protection. Global environmental competitiveness covers five aspects: the ecological environment, resources environment, environmental management, environmental impacts and environmental coordination. The authors use longitudinal study and horizontal analysis, combining qualitative and quantitative analysis methods so as to conduct an in-depth study of theoretical, empirical and methodological issues of global environmental competitiveness. The work is presented here in three main parts beginning with the theory, technical road-map and analytical approach used. The second part reports on the countries as evaluation objects, analyzing the development status of global environmental competitiveness as a whole and revealing the strengths and weaknesses of each country’s environmental competitiveness. Basic paths and strategies to enhance the competitiveness level are presented. In the third part the reader will discover a sub-report and evaluation of the environmental competitiveness for 133 countries around the world, revealing the characteristics and relative differences of countries representing different levels of development, in order to provide an important decision-making reference to those considering environmental economic policies, especially those considering accelerating a green economic transformation and enhancing environmental competitiveness. This book will appeal to scholars and professionals with an interest in environmental issues and environmental competitiveness at a global level, as well as those with an interest in each of the 133 countries analyzed in this text, including environmental policy makers in those countries.
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Global Environmental Politics

The eighth edition continues this practice by covering critical new developments in global environmental politics and policymaking.

Author: Pamela S. Chasek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000317589

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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Global Environmental Politics has provided an accurate, up-to-date, and unbiased understanding of the world’s most pressing environmental issues for thirty years. The eighth edition continues this practice by covering critical new developments in global environmental politics and policymaking. Updated case studies on key issues such as on climate change, endangered species, ozone depletion, desertification, whaling, hazardous wastes, toxic chemicals, and biodiversity detail the ongoing development of major environmental treaty regimes, and new case studies on mercury and marine biodiversity showcase the challenges of creating new treaties during a period of significant global change. There is also new material on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, trade and environment, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on environmental diplomacy. Updated information about global environmental trends, paradigms, and actors completes this comprehensive introduction to contemporary international environmental politics. Global Environmental Politics is vital reading for students of environmental politics and anyone wishing to understand the current state of the field and to make informed decisions about which policies will best safeguard our environment for the future.
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Global Environmental Politics

This new edition continues this tradition while covering critical new developments in the field.

Author: Pamela S. Chasek

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813349796

Category: Law

Page: 482

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An up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the world s most pressing environmental issues."
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Global Environmental Policies

This book gathers the latest research in this dynamic field of study and highlights topics such as the impact of bioenergy on the global environment, sustainable food production and distribution, wood fuels use for sustainable energy, the ...

Author: Riccardo Cancilla

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1608762041

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Environmental issues are among the most profound challenges of the 21st century. The widespread degradation of the earth's air, water, soil and diversity of species is already compromising the quality of life for many on earth and, in the extreme, threatens the fundamental organic infrastructure of life on the planet. Participating effectively in global environmental policy requires a sound grounding not only in governmental affairs but in the broader array of political forces that shape collective life. The field of global environmental politics focuses on these dimensions through international diplomacy, sustainable development, environmental ethics, international political economy and environmental justice. This book gathers the latest research in this dynamic field of study and highlights topics such as the impact of bioenergy on the global environment, sustainable food production and distribution, wood fuels use for sustainable energy, the state of air pollution in North Korea in comparison with South Korea, possible ways the suite of environmental accounting tools can contribute to the development and implementation of environmental policies, and the effect of global warming and climate change on water quality.
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Strategies for Managing Global Environmental Risks

On this basis, management priorities can be set. The Council further recommends a number of cross-cutting strategies for international policies.

Author: German Advisory Council on Global Change

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642569586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

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Global risk potentials and their interplay with economic, social and ecological processes of change have emerged as a challenge to the international community. By presenting this report, the Council hopes to contribute constructively to an effective, efficient and objective management of the risks of global change. The approach taken by the Council is first to classify globally relevant risks and then to assign to these classes of risk both established and innovative risk assessment strategies and risk management tools. On this basis, management priorities can be set. The Council further recommends a number of cross-cutting strategies for international policies. These include worldwide alignment of liability law, creation of environmental liability funds, establishment of a United Nations Risk Assessment Panel and implementation of strategies aimed at reducing vulnerability to risk.
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The Global Environment

The new edition of this award-winning volume 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 ...

Author: Regina S. Axelrod

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781544358079

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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The new edition of this award-winning volume 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. The 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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Global Environmental Politics

The book also assesses the roles and interests of the government and independent agencies calling for global co-operation.

Author: Gareth Porter

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822007681836

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Presents an overview of the history and politics of nine major environmental issues, including global warming, endangered species, and the international toxic waste trade. The book also assesses the roles and interests of the government and independent agencies calling for global co-operation.
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New Structures for Global Environmental Policy

In this second volume of World in Transition, experts in the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WGBU) analyze the problems and set out comprehensive and persuasive policies for a successful future regime.

Author: German Advisory Council On Global Change Wgbu

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849776318

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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International institutions and structures are crucial to the management of the global environment. The present arrangements are failing to cope adequately with the scale of the task and the demands placed on them, and alternatives are urgently needed. In this second volume of World in Transition, experts in the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WGBU) analyze the problems and set out comprehensive and persuasive policies for a successful future regime. Central to the future, it argues, will be a strengthened and more effective UN Environment Programme within an alliance organized around three main objectives of assessment, organization and funding.
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International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance.

Author: Frank Biermann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134031320

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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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.
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The Global Politics of the Environment

What are the consequences of the global ecological crisis for economic and security policies? The Global Politics of the Environment makes sense of the often seemingly irreconcilable answers to these questions.

Author: Lorraine Elliott

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814722183

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Human activity is changing the global environment on a scale unlike that of any other era. Environmental deterioration is now a global issue—ecologically, politically, and economically—that requires global solutions. Yet there is considerable disagreement over what kinds of strategies we should adopt in order to halt and reverse damage to the global ecosystem. What kinds of international institutions are best suited to dealing with global environmental problems? Why are women and indigenous peoples still marginalized in global environmental politics? What are the consequences of the global ecological crisis for economic and security policies? The Global Politics of the Environment makes sense of the often seemingly irreconcilable answers to these questions. It focuses throughout on the tensions between mainstream strategies, which seek to build support for reforms through existing institutions, and radical critiques, which argue that environmental degradation is a symptom of a dysfunctional world order that must itself be transformed if we are to meet the challenge of saving the planet.
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The short guide to environmental policy

This book is an essential introduction to all those interested in how policies can address environmental problems.

Author: Snell, Carolyn

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447307198

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Some have argued that the rate and scale of human-induced global environmental change is so significant that it now constitutes a new geological epoch in the Earth’s history called the Anthropocene (Zalasiewicz et al, 2011; Steffen et al, 2011). More than ever, there is a need to have appropriate and effective environmental policies that address the challenges of climate change, biodiversity, food, water and energy insecurity, environmental pollution, poverty alleviation and environmental equity. The short guide to environmental policy provides a concise introduction to post-war environmental policies, bringing together perspectives from a range of fields including economics, sociology, politics and social policy. It covers a broad range of issues, including causes and effects of contemporary environmental issues, policy approaches to addressing environmental problems, challenges to implementing environmental policies and future environmental challenges. This book is an essential introduction to all those interested in how policies can address environmental problems.
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