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Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives

Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Henrik Selin, Miranda A. Schreurs
June 10, 2019

Environmental and energy policies have become increasingly significant in European and North American politics. This fascinating book uses a wide range of case studies that embrace climate change, product standards, chemical regulations, renewable energy policies, food safety and...

A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance?

A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance?

1st Edition

Frank Biermann, Steffen Bauer
June 10, 2019

In recent years, the debate on the establishment of a new international agency on environmental protection - a 'World Environment Organization' - has gained substantial momentum. Several countries, including France and Germany, as well as a number of leading experts and senior international civil...

The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20, and UN Leadership

The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20, and UN Leadership

1st Edition

John J. Kirton, Ella Kokotsis
November 13, 2017

Climate change control has risen to the top of the international agenda. Failed efforts, centred in the United Nations, to allocate responsibility have resulted in a challenge now reaching crisis stage. John J. Kirton and Ella Kokotsis analyse the generation and effectiveness of four decades of...

The Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Institutional Change and Structural Constraints

The Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Institutional Change and Structural Constraints

1st Edition

Florian Rabitz
May 04, 2017

Multi-institutional governance architectures are increasingly common in world politics, yet how do they evolve over time? This book develops a fresh conceptual approach by distinguishing two main types of institutional change and by proposing the strategic context within which governments make...

Governing Global Biodiversity: The Evolution and Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Governing Global Biodiversity: The Evolution and Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

1st Edition

Philippe G. Le Prestre
April 30, 2017

Predictions about the success of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are pessimistic. It has now become commonplace to bemoan the scope, ambition, and deeply political nature of a convention that addresses issues ranging from ecosystems protection to the exploitation of genetic resources,...

Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU: The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France

Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU: The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France

1st Edition

David Jacobs
February 27, 2017

This book examines the coordination of renewable energy policies in the European Union using an innovative theoretical approach to explain national policy making. David Jacobs asks, why are national support instruments for electricity from renewable energy sources converging, even though the...

Governing Global Desertification: Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation

Governing Global Desertification: Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation

1st Edition

Pierre Marc Johnson, Karel Mayrand
December 22, 2016

Desertification affects 70 per cent of the world's arable lands in more than 100 countries. Inextricably linked to poverty, it is estimated that the livelihood of 250 million people are directly affected while another billion living in rural drylands are threatened by this phenomenon. This volume...

The EU as International Environmental Negotiator

The EU as International Environmental Negotiator

1st Edition

Tom Delreux
November 28, 2016

Delreux examines how the EU functions when it participates in international environmental negotiations. In particular, this book looks at the internal EU decision-making process with regard to international negotiations that lead to multilateral environmental agreements. By studying eight such...

Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance

Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance

1st Edition

John J. Kirton, Michael J. Trebilcock
November 28, 2016

An important read for academics and policy-makers alike, Hard Choices, Soft Law asserts that voluntary standards, or 'soft' law, are an important supplement to international law in a number of areas. This key work firstly outlines the approach taken to combining soft and hard law and trade,...

Africa's Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

Africa's Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

1st Edition

Andrew F. Cooper, Hany Besada, John J. Kirton
November 25, 2016

This volume addresses the ideational and policy-oriented challenges of Africa’s health governance due to voluntary and involuntary cross-border migration of people and diseases in a growing 'mobile Africa'. The collected set of specialized contributions in this volume examines how national and...

Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility?

Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility?

1st Edition

Jon Birger Skjærseth, Per Ove Eikeland
November 17, 2016

The European Union (EU) aims to put Europe on track toward a low-carbon economy. In this striking challenge, the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has been singled out as the Union’s key climate policy instrument, ultimately aimed as a model for a global carbon market. The learning effect of the...

The Legitimacy of International Regimes

The Legitimacy of International Regimes

1st Edition

Helmut Breitmeier
October 19, 2016

How legitimate are outcomes, outputs and impacts of global environmental regimes? Can non-state actors contribute to improve the output- and input-oriented legitimacy of global environmental governance? Helmut Breitmeier responds to these questions, balancing the volume with both theoretical and...

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