Global Environmental Politics (Paperback)

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Global Environmental Politics has provided an accurate, up-to-date, and unbiased understanding of the world's most pressing environmental issues for thirty years. The eighth edition continues this practice by covering critical new developments in global environmental politics and policymaking.

Updated case studies on key issues such as on climate change, endangered species, ozone depletion, desertification, whaling, hazardous wastes, toxic chemicals, and biodiversity detail the ongoing development of major environmental treaty regimes, and new case studies on mercury and marine biodiversity showcase the challenges of creating new treaties during a period of significant global change. There is also new material on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, trade and environment, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on environmental diplomacy. Updated information about global environmental trends, paradigms, and actors completes this comprehensive introduction to contemporary international environmental politics.

Global Environmental Politics is vital reading for students of environmental politics and anyone wishing to understand the current state of the field and to make informed decisions about which policies will best safeguard our environment for the future.

About the Author

Pamela S. Chasek is a professor of political science at Manhattan College. She is the executive editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on environment and development negotiations. She is also the author and editor of several books and numerous articles on international environmental policy, including Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals, The Roads from Rio, The Global Environment in the 21st Century, and Earth Negotiations.David L. Downie is a professor in the environmental studies program and department of politics at Fairfield University. Prior to Fairfield, he taught graduate courses in environmental policy and helped to direct a number of educational programs at Columbia University. He has attended nearly 100 global environmental negotiations since 1990 and is the author of numerous publications on the creation and content of international environmental policy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367227623
ISBN-10: 0367227622
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 31st, 2020
Pages: 326
Language: English