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Title:
Global environmental politics
Author:
Chasek, Pamela S., 1961- author.
ISBN:
9780813349794
Edition:
Seventh edition.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 452 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Dilemmas in world politics
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1 - The Emergence of Global Environmental Politics -- Chapter 2 - Actors in the Environmental Arena -- Chapter 3 - The Development of Environmental Regimes: Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Change -- Chapter 4 - The Development of Environmental Regimes: Hazardous Wastes, Toxic -- Chemicals and Dangerous Pollutants -- Chapter 5 - The Development of Environmental Regimes: Natural Resources, -- Species and Habitats -- Chapter 6 - Effective Environmental Regimes: Obstacles and Opportunities -- Chapter 7 - Environmental Politics and Sustainable Development -- Chapter 8 - The Future of Global Environmental Politics.
Abstract:
"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. The book's final chapter examines the challenges and opportunities facing the world's environmental policy makers. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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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.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xv
List of Acronymsp. xvii
Chronologyp. xxi
1 The Emergence of Global Environmental Politicsp. 1
Global Macrotrendsp. 2
An Introduction to Global Environmental Politicsp. 12
International Regimes in Global Environmental Politicsp. 20
Paradigms in Global Environmental Politicsp. 29
Conclusionp. 48
2 Actors in the Environmental Arenap. 51
Nation-State Actors: Roles and Interestsp. 51
Intergovernmental Organizationsp. 61
Treaty Secretariatsp. 73
International Financial Institutionsp. 78
Regional and Other Multilateral Organizationsp. 85
Nongovernmental Organizationsp. 89
Business and Industryp. 98
Conclusionp. 103
3 The Development of Environmental Regimes: Stratospheric Ozone, Hazardous Waste, Toxic Chemicals, and Climate Changep. 105
Stratospheric Ozone Depletionp. 110
Hazardous Wastep. 126
Toxic Chemicalsp. 138
Climate Changep. 162
Conclusionp. 184
4 The Development of Environmental Regimes: Natural Resources, Species, and Habitatsp. 187
Biodiversity Lossp. 189
International Trade in Endangered Speciesp. 201
Forestsp. 213
Desertification and Land Degradationp. 224
Fisheries Depletionp. 234
Whalingp. 243
Conclusionp. 252
5 Effective Environmental Regimes: Obstacles and Opportunitiesp. 257
Obstacles to Creating Strong Environmental Regimesp. 258
Obstacles to Effective National Implementation of and Compliance with Global Environmental Regimesp. 279
Opportunities to Improve Effective Implementation and Compliancep. 289
Increasing Financial Resources for Implementing Global Environmental Regimesp. 297
Conclusionp. 307
6 Environmental Politics and Sustainable Developmentp. 309
North-South Relations and Sustainable Developmentp. 310
The Social Pillar of Sustainable Developmentp. 318
Economic Development and Tradep. 324
Balancing the Environmental and Sustainable Development Agendasp. 343
Conclusionp. 350
7 The Future of Global Environmental Politicsp. 353
Global Environmental Governance in a Changing International Systemp. 354
The Continuing Evolution of Global Environmental Governancep. 362
Conclusion: The Prospects for Global Environmental Politicsp. 369
Appendicesp. 377
Notesp. 381
Indexp. 433