Governing the Global Environment
The governance of the global environment is one of the major policy issues of the 21st century. Global environmental problems are increasingly ... Show synopsis The governance of the global environment is one of the major policy issues of the 21st century. Global environmental problems are increasingly important because of their impact on industrial activities, infrastructure, ecosystems, natural resources, biodiversity and human health. These problems can be managed and solved only through international co-operation, policy co-ordination and voluntary, widespread and equitable participation in the decision making process. This collection analyses these issues from several different viewpoints. Political scientists, economists and lawyers provide ideas and analytical frameworks to deal with global environmental problems. Applications to climate changes, biodiversity, acid rain and ozone layer depletion are also discussed, thus providing inputs to both academic researchers and policymakers.