Abstract

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle.

The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a central concept in global environmental governance, presenting its historical evolution, introducing related debates and including key bibliographical references and further reading. The entries combine analytical rigour with empirical description. The book:

 

  • offers cutting edge analysis of the state of global environmental governance,
  • raises an up-to-date debate on global governance for sustainable development,
  • gives an in-depth exploration of current international architecture of global environmental governance,
  • examines the interaction between environmental politics and other fields of governance such as trade, development and security,
  • elaborates a critical review of the recent literature in global environmental governance.

 

This unique work synthesizes writing from an internationally diverse range of well-known experts in the field of global environmental governance. Innovative thinking and high-profile expertise come together to create a volume that is accessible to students, scholars and practitioners alike.