Transboundary Environmental Negotiation: New Approaches to Global Cooperation / Edition 1

Transboundary Environmental Negotiation: New Approaches to Global Cooperation / Edition 1

by Kevin Gallagher
     
 

Transboundary Environmental Negotiation is an important collection of articles generated by faculty and graduate students at MIT, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. The contributors emphasize the ways in which global environmental treaty-making can be improved. They highlight

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Transboundary Environmental Negotiation is an important collection of articles generated by faculty and graduate students at MIT, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. The contributors emphasize the ways in which global environmental treaty-making can be improved. They highlight new environmental problems that pose difficult global negotiation challenges and suggest new strategies for involving a range of nongovernmental actors in ways that can overcome the obstacles to transboundary environmentalism.

A definitive and cutting-edge resource on environmental negotiation Transboundary Environmental Negotiation:

  • Includes a critique of the basic model of global environmental treaty-making
  • Discusses the pros and cons of voluntary codes of management
  • Examines the role of the media in framing international environmental problems
  • Shows how to make information technology an integral part of environmental treaty-making
  • Reviews global enforcement strategies linked to domestic legal systems
  • Outlines capacity-building strategies of multilateral environmental agreements
  • Shows how to link human rights and environmental quality
  • Reveals the potential for environmental contributions to peace-making
This landmark book will inspire advocates to push hard for new transboundary agreements on resource management, pollution reduction, and sustainable development needs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787960612
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.44(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Susskind is Ford Professor of Urban and EnvironmentalPlanning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He isvisiting professor at Harvard Law School and vice-chair forinstruction at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Heis also the founder of the Consensus Building Institute inCambridge, Massachusetts.

William Moomaw is professor of international environmental policyat the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts Universitywhere he directs the International Environmental and ResourceProgram. He is also director of the Global Development andEnvironment Institute at Tufts.

Kevin Gallagher is a research associate at the Global Developmentand Environment Institute at Tufts University.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

About the Contributors.

PART ONE: RESHAPING ATTITUDES: THE NEED TO RETHINK THE BASIS FORGLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION.

1. Defining the "Common Heritage of Mankind" (Ari Nathan).

2. All Commons Are Local: The Antarctic Treaty System as a RegionalModel for Effective Environmental Management (GianfrancoCorti).

3. International Environmental Negotiation: A Strategy for theSouth (Adil Najam).

PART TWO: A SHIFTING CAST OF CHARACTERS: BEYOND THE STATE ASUNITARY ACTOR.

4. Voluntary Codes of Management: New Opportunities for IncreasedCorporate Accountability (Anne M. Weiss).

5. Science and Scientists in International EnvironmentalNegotiations (Laurent Renevier and Mark Henderson).

6. Science and Economics in Climate Change and Other InternationalEnvironmental Negotiations (Peter Zapfel).

7. Promoting North-South NGO Collaboration in EnvironmentalNegotiations: The Role of U.S. Foundations (Wendy GayVanasselt).

8. The Role of the Media in Environmental Issues: NewspaperCoverage in Four Countries (Anja Kollmuss).

PART THREE: New Tools and Arrangements: Adding Elements to theTreaty-Making System.

9. Integrating Information Technology into Environmental TreatyMaking (Tobin L. Freid and Imke Wesseloh).

10. Enforcing International Environmental Treaties in DomesticLegal Systems (David W. Bowker and Michael Castellano).

11. Capacity-Building Strategies in Support of MultilateralEnvironmental Agreements (Heike Mainhardt).

PART FOUR: POSSIBLE NEW TREATIES: UTILIZING THE ELEMENTS OF A NEWSYSTEM.

12. Global Treaty on Renewable Energy (Fredric A. Beck).

13. A Proposal for an Environmental Right-to-Know Convention:Negotiating the Barriers (John Harrison).

14. The Global Nitrogen Initiative: An Opportunity for SustainableDevelopment and Global Change (James F. Perkaus).

15. A Proposed International Framework Convention on BioinvasiveSpecies (Wendy M. Jastremski).

16. Harder than Physics: Negotiating an International Regime toLimit Transboundary Consequences of Nuclear Waste Disposal (MarcusDubois King).

PART FIVE: GAUGING THE SUCCESS OF A MORE INTEGRATIVE SYSTEM.

17. Linking Human Rights and Environmental Quality (Kristi N.Rea).

18. The Potential for Environmental Contributions to Peace (MariaFariello Laux).

Bibliography.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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