Publisher description for Global environmental governance / James Gustave Speth, Peter M. Haas.
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Today’s most pressing environmental problems are planetary in scope,
confounding the political will of any one nation. How can we solve
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
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 shortcomings
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
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental economics -- International cooperation.
Environmental management -- International cooperation.
Environmental policy -- International cooperation.