In this newly revised and expanded edition of the award-winning International Environmental Policy, Lynton Keith Caldwell updates his comprehensive survey of the global international movement for protection of the environment. Serving as a history of international cooperation on environmental issues, this book focuses primarily on the development of international agreements and institutional arrangements-both governmental and nongovernmental-along with the impact of science, technology, trade, and communication on environmental policy. With implications for multinational commerce, population policy, agriculture, energy issues, biological and cultural diversity, transnational equity, ideology, and education, this book takes a broad view of the policy outcomes of what may be the most important social movement of the 20th century, and addresses the events and politics that have significantly affected the movement over the last twenty years and will continue to affect it into the next century.
Acknowledgments vii Defense of Earth in a Changing World: An Introduction 1 1. Comprehending the Environment 11 2. Growth of International Concern 32 3. The Road to Stockholm 48 4. The Stockholm Conference 63 5. Post-Stockholm Assessment 79 6. Rio de Janeiro and Agenda 21 104 7. International Structures for Environmental Policy 121 8. Transnational Regimes and Regional Agreements 158 9. International Commons: Air, Sea, Outer Space 202 10. Sustainability: Population, Resources, Development 242 11. Enhancing the Quality of Life: Natural and Cultural Environments 278 12. Strategies for Global Environmental Protection 323 13. A Changing World Order: Into the Twenty-First Century 350 Appendixes A. Abbreviations 361 B. Representative Listing of International Organizations and Programs 370 C. Events of Significance for Protection of the Biosphere, 1945-1995 375 D. Selected Treaties of Environmental Significance, 1946-1995 380 E. Environmental Soft Law: Declarations, Resolutions, Recommendations, Principles 384 Notes and References 389 Index to Topics and Institutions 469 Index to Authors 483
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