Global Environmental Governance
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Global Environmental Governance by James Gustave Speth
Book DescriptionToday's most pressing environmental problems are planetary in scope, confounding the political will of any one nation. How can we solve them? "Global Environmental Governance" offers the essential information, theory, and practical insight needed to tackle this critical challenge. It examines ten major environmental threats - climate disruption, biodiversity loss, acid rain, ozone depletion, deforestation, desertification, freshwater degradation and shortages, marine fisheries decline, toxic pollutants, and excess nitrogen - and explores how they can be addressed through treaties, governance regimes, and new forms of international cooperation. Written by Gus Speth, one of the architects of the international environmental movement, and accomplished political scientist Peter M. Haas, "Global Environmental Governance" tells the story of how the community of nations, nongovernmental organizations, scientists, and multinational corporations have in recent decades created an unprecedented set of laws and institutions intended to help solve large-scale environmental problems. The book critically examines the serious short-comings of current efforts and the underlying reasons why disturbing trends persist. It presents key concepts in international law and regime formation in simple, accessible language, and describes the current institutional landscape, as well as lessons learned and new directions needed in international governance. "Global Environmental Governance" is a concise guide, with lists of key terms, study questions, and other features designed to help readers think about and understand the concepts discussed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597260800
(222mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James Gustave Speth
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A new focus on international diplomacy and cooperation as the race for polar resources escalates
America the Possible, Paperback (October 2013)
Part of the award-winning American Crisis series, this third book looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what the author calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that can still be realized.
Bridge at the Edge of the World, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by James Gustave Speth
Begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are at the edge of catastrophe. This work contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism.
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Author Biography - James Gustave Speth
From 1993 to 1999, James Gustave Speth served as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the UN Development Group, and is currently dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is the author of Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment (Yale University Press, 2004), and Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment (Island Press, 2003) and resides in Guilford, Connecticut. Peter M. Haas is Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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