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Global Environmental Politics, 8th Edition
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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, 8TH EDITION

PAPERBACK BY CHASEK, PAMELA S.; DOWNIE, DAVID L.; BROWN, JANET WELSH

£36.99

ISBN
9780813349794
IMPRINT
WESTVIEW PRESS INC
 
 
EDITION
7TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
482 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 AUG 2016

DESCRIPTION

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.

CONTENTS

List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments List of Acronyms Chronology 1 The Emergence of Global Environmental Politics Global Macrotrends An Introduction to Global Environmental Politics International Regimes in Global Environmental Politics Paradigms in Global Environmental Politics Conclusion 2 Actors in the Environmental Arena Nation-State Actors: Roles and Interests Intergovernmental Organizations Treaty Secretariats International Financial Institutions Regional and Other Multilateral Organizations Nongovernmental Organizations Business and Industry Conclusion 3 The Development of Environmental Regimes: Stratospheric Ozone, Hazardous Waste, Toxic Chemicals, and Climate Change Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Hazardous Waste Toxic Chemicals Climate Change Conclusion 4 The Development of Environmental Regimes: Natural Resources, Species, and Habitats Biodiversity Loss International Trade in Endangered Species Forests Desertification and Land Degradation Fisheries Depletion Whaling Conclusion 5 Effective Environmental Regimes: Obstacles and Opportunities Obstacles to Creating Strong Environmental Regimes Obstacles to Effective National Implementation of and Compliance with Global Environmental Regimes Opportunities to Improve Effective Implementation and Compliance Increasing Financial Resources for Implementing Global Environmental Regimes Conclusion 6 Environmental Politics and Sustainable Development North--South Relations and Sustainable Development The Social Pillar of Sustainable Development Economic Development and Trade Balancing the Environmental and Sustainable Development Agendas Conclusion 7 The Future of Global Environmental Politics Global Environmental Governance in a Changing International System The Continuing Evolution of Global Environmental Governance Conclusion: The Prospects for Global Environmental Politics Appendices Notes Index