The Global Environment

Author: Norman J. Vig
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853836459
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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All serious environmental threats are now international in scope and more than one thousand international environmental agreements already exist. Yet the prospects for international cooperation leading to the management of impacts on the planet remain grim. The Global Environment meets the need for an authoritative assessment of the state of international environmental institutions, laws and policies at the end of the 20th century.The book examines disagreements over the meaning of sustainable development, problems inherent in implementing environmental policies and the conflict over the exclusion of developing countries from the Kyoto Protocol. It discusses the profound trade-offs that may be required, the role of international financial interests in promoting incompatible forms of development and analyses international environmental institutions, law and policy and sustainable development.

Global Environment Outlook GEO 4

Author: I. Zeilhofer-Ficker
Publisher: GBI Genios Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH
ISBN: 3737914826
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Im Oktober 2007 stellte die UNEP die vierte Ausgabe des Weltumweltberichtes vor. Daraus geht hervor, dass die Menschheit über ihre Verhältnisse lebt es werden mehr natürliche Ressourcen verbraucht, als die Erde nachliefern kann. Neben dem Klimawandel werden als Hauptprobleme die steigende Weltbevölkerung, die Versorgung mit Wasser und Nahrungsmitteln sowie das Artensterben genannt.

The Global Environment

Author: Regina S. Axelrod
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 148332298X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The new edition of Regina S. Axelrod and Stacy D. VanDeveer’s award-winning volume, The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, reflects the latest events in global environmental politics and sustainable development while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, issues, laws, and policies. The volume has been reorganized to better highlight global environmental institutions, major state and non-state actors, and includes an expanded set of cases such as climate change, biodiversity, hazardous chemicals, ozone layer depletion, nuclear energy and resource consumption. Based on reviewer feedback, the new edition broadens coverage of the growing global environmental agenda and explores the relationships between states, NGOs, and international organizations.

Ethics of the Global Environment

Author: Robin Attfield
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654860
Format: PDF
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This fully updated and expanded textbook looks at issues including climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity preservation, and sensitively addresses global developments such as the Summits at Durban on climate and at Nagoya on biodiversity.

Social Theory and the Global Environment

Author: Ted Benton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134833032
Format: PDF
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This book marks a watershed in the social sciences. The qualitative, critical perspective of sociology and allied disciplines challenges the technocentric `managerialism' which dominates environmental policy, its discourse and its impact. The authors explore the relationship between social theory and sustainability in an attempt to transend technical rhetoric and embrace a broader understanding of `nature'.

Preserving the Global Environment

Author: Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Publisher: The American Assembly
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Experts assess global environmental trends and their implications for international governance