Global Environmental Governance

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Abstract

The challenges presented by global environmental problems have yet to receive effective global governance response (for details, see Christoff and Eckersley 2013: 163-89). The 1987 Montreal Protocol for protection of the ozone layer remains the high point of effective multilateral treaty making on any significant global ecological issue. The 20 years that followed the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio saw retreat in global ambitions. The sort of stirring language that could find its way into the 1992 Declaration proved too controversial 20 years later at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable development (Rio+20).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory
EditorsTeena Gabrielson, Cheryl Hall, John M Meyer, David Schlosberg
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages533-544
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780199685271
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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