Prologue: Stockholm and beyond - sustainable development. The evolution of international environmental law; environmental soft law -guidelines and principles; negotiating binding regional regimes - the regional seas program; negotiating binding regional regimes - shared freshwater resources; the story of the Ozone layer; facing up to global warming; the Basel convention on hazardous wastes; the loss of biological diversity; making international environmental agreements work.
As a charismatic leader, Dr. tolba left his imprint on a major period of international environmental diplomacy. In his book together with Dr. Rummel-Bulska, he trace the major challenges, achievements, tensions and contradictions as they emerged after 1972. Environmental students and scholars of modern international politics will benefit from these reflections. -- Rudolf Dolzer, Director, Institute of International Law, University of Bonn "This book makes fascinating reading about the efforts to bring about major international environmental treaties thus creating the basis and inspiration for further action." Birgitta Dahl , Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, and Chairman, UN Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development
"As a memoir of a new kind of diplomacy for a new kind of world, [ Global Environmental Diplomacy] is destined to become an important historical document." Fred Pearce Times Higher Education Supplement "Should not be missed by students of foreign affairs, international lawyers, budding diplomats, or serious environmentalists." Arthur H. Westing Environment