Global Ecopolitics: Crisis, Governance, and Justice, Second Edition
Despite sporadic news coverage of extreme weather events, high-level climate change diplomacy, special UN days of celebration, and popular media references to impending ecological collapse, most students are not exposed to the detailed presentation and analysis of the international relations and diplomacy of environmental policy-making.
Comprehensive and accessibly written for first-year or second-year undergraduates, the second edition of Global Ecopolitics provides students with a panoramic view of the policymakers and the structuring bodies involved in the creation of environmental policies. Detailing a considerable amount of environmental activity since its initial 2012 publication, this up-to-date second edition uses an applicable framework of systemic analysis and important case studies that push students to form their own conclusions about past efforts, present needs, and future directions.
- Division: Higher Education
- World Rights
- Page Count: 272 pages
- Illustrations: 20
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationPeter J. Stoett is Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology.
Shane Mulligan is an environmental consultant and policy researcher based in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario.
Table of contents
List of Acronyms
Preface to the Second Edition
1. Planetary Anxiety and Collective Dilemmas
Sovereignty, Global Governance, and Public Goods
Shades of Green
The Crosscutting Dilemma: Our Growing Numbers
War, Conflict, and Ecology
Delving Deeper into Global Ecopolitics
2. International Arrangements: Actors and Effectiveness
Multi-Scaled Adaptive Governance
Individuals and Communities
Governments and Governance
International Law and Institutions
Wicked Problems: Measuring Effectiveness in International Arrangements
3. Conserving Biodiversity and Wildlife
Rising Concerns: The Historical Context
The Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna
Redefining the Wealth of Nations
4. Deforestation and Land Degradation
The International Tropical Timber Agreement
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
5. Air Pollution and Climate Change
The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP)
The Ozone Layer Arrangement
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
6. Blue Peril: Oceans and Rivers
The Oceans Crises
The Veins of Life: Shared River Arrangements
Surviving the Tides
7. Trade and the Global Environment
The Basel Convention on Trade in Hazardous Substances
The WTO and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
Toward Ethical Investments
8. Governance Gaps and Green Goals
Invasive Alien Species
A Global Energy Strategy?
Our Plastic World
Conclusion: Fatigue or Momentum?
9. Concluding Thoughts toward a Humane Global Ecopolitics
Moving From Angst to Resolve
Afterword: What Can You Do?
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