International Environmental Negotiation. Insights for Practice

Spector BI (1992). International Environmental Negotiation. Insights for Practice. IIASA Executive Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: ER-92-021

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Abstract

Environment and development issues are beginning to receive the attention they deserve from a global audience that, for the most part, is now willing to confront these problems directly. The resolution of many of these issues is acknowledged to be a matter of global survival.

This Executive Report highlights some of the results of a two-year analysis of international environmental negotiations conducted by a distinguished team of diplomats, international civil servants, and scholars, and sponsored by IIASA's Processes of International Negotiation Project. In-depth analyses of eight major negotiations were performed -- including talks on ozone depletion, global warming, the transport of hazardous materials, acid rain, sea pollution, inland water pollution, desertification, biological diversity, and nuclear pollution -- and lessons were drawn for negotiators and diplomats, international organizations, third-party mediators, and researchers. Excerpts from that analysis are included in this Executive Report. A complete description of the study and its findings are published in a new IIASA book, "International Environmental Negotiation," edited by Gunnar Sjoestedt and issued by Sage Publications.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Executive Report)
Research Programs: Processes of International Negotiation Network (PIN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 22:55
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3608

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