Global Environmental Governance in the Information Age: Civil Society Organizations and Digital Media

1st Edition

Jérôme Duberry

April 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781138088856 - CAT# Y334283
Series: Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs


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This book analyses the impact of new digital technologies on global environmental governance. How do these technologies contribute to governance? Do they provide additional power to environmental actors in global decision-making processes?

Technological innovations are constantly emerging and triggering others: Internet and social media platforms, blockchains, big data and artificial intelligence are some of the most common or promising digital technologies of our times. Through case studies and the analysis of concrete applications of digital technologies, this book shows how these current and emerging technologies can be deployed to support global environmental governance, and in particular a multi-stakeholder approach to the protection of the environment. It provides an overview of the diverse uses of these digital technologies by civil society organizations (CSOs) in global environmental governance. In this fast-changing context, the capacity of environmental CSOs to manage and benefit from digital technologies, and to produce and distribute information, can strengthen their participation in global environmental governance. Some of their key roles, including advocacy, monitoring, knowledge production, fundraising, nudging, and project implementation, greatly benefit from the use of these technologies.

This book will appeal to scholars and students of environmental studies and politics, global governance, political sociology, geography and communication studies along with policy makers and communication specialists from the environmental community.

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