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Environmental Diplomacy


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Abbreviations Foreword by Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid Preface Chapter 1 What Is This Book About? Chapter 2 The Weaknesses of the Existing Environmental Treaty-Making System Chapter 3 Representation and Voting Chapter 4 The Need for a Better Balance between Science and Politics Chapter 5 The Advantages and Disadvantages of Issue Linkage Chapter 6 Monitoring and Enforcement in the Face of Sovereignty Chapter 7 Reforming the System Appendices Appendix A: Treaties Appendix B: Declaration of the Right to Nature Conservation, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Development Appendix C: The Green Economy Framework for Environmental Diplomacy as stipulated in the Rio Plus 20 Final Outcome Document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, The Future We Want (Section III) Appendix D: Steps in the Making of a Treaty in the US Ratification Process Index

About the Author

Lawrence E. Susskind is the Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was the founding director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program as well as the Consensus-Building Institute. For his career of services to improving consensus-building practice, Professor Susskind received the first Kenneth Cloke Peacemaker Award for outstanding and lasting contributions in International Peace-building by Mediators Beyond Borders. Professor Susskind has advised the United Nations, the OECD, the World Bank and numerous national governments on environmental negotiations. His earlier books include Dealing with an Angry Public and Breaking the Impasse. Saleem H. Ali is a Professor at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland Australia where he also directs the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining and is a faculty member in the Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program within the university's School of Politics and International Studies. Professor Ali is also adjunct Professor at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources where he founded the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security. He was selected as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in 2011 and an "Emerging Explorer" by the National Geographic Society in 2010. His earlier books include Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future and Mining, the Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts.

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