Environmental diplomacy: Comparing the influence of business and environmental NGOs in negotiations on reform of the clean development mechanism

Lund E (2013). Environmental diplomacy: Comparing the influence of business and environmental NGOs in negotiations on reform of the clean development mechanism. Environmental Politics 22 (5): 739-759. DOI:10.1080/09644016.2012.737253.

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Abstract

Although case studies exist of the influence of non-governmental organisations in international environmental negotiations, theoretical conclusions remain scattered, and the separation in previous literature between the study of environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) and business and industry non-governmental organisations (BINGOs) reduces the generalisability of conclusions. The conclusions drawn in both fields are brought together and the resulting explanatory framework is applied to empirical material from the negotiations on reform of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, comparing the influence of environmental non-governmental organisations and business and industry non-governmental organisations. The explanatory factors identified in previous research generally play out in favour of BINGOs as compared to ENGOs. The structural influence of business and industry non-governmental organisations seems to have resulted in a larger influence on the outcome of the negotiations, which may be problematic from a democratic point of view as private economic interests and public interests frequently diverge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: International negotiations; NGOs; Business; Climate change; UNFCCC; Clean Development Mechanism
Research Programs: Processes of International Negotiation Network (PIN)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Bibliographic Reference: Environmental Politics; 22(5):739-759 (September 2013) (Published online 20 November 2012)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 08:06
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10338

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