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Environmental Diplomacy: Negotiating More Effective Global Agreements

Effective responses to global environmental problems require international cooperation, but recent global environmental treaty-making efforts, have no accomplished very much along these lines. In this illuminating study, Lawrence Susskand examines the weaknesses of the existing environmental treaty-making system and the increasingly important role of non-governmental interests in environmental diplomacy.
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Solutions to environmental problems require international cooperation, but global environmental treaty-making efforts, including the 1992 U.N.-sponsored Earth Summit in Brazil, have not accomplished much. International cooperation has been hampered by the conflicts between the developed nations of the North and the developing nations of the South; by the fact that science cannot accurately predict when or how environmental threats will materialize; and by the problem that the United Nations treaty-making system was never meant to handle threats to the environment.
Lawrence Susskind looks at the weaknesses of the existing system of environmental treaty-making and the increasing role of non-governmental interests in environmental diplomacy. Environmental Diplomacy argues for "nearly self-enforcing" agreements that ensure compliance without threatening sovereignty and maintains that new institutional arrangements are within reach. Susskind builds on the work of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and the International Environmental Negotiation Network to offer guidelines for more effective global agreements that provide for sustainable development.
Lawrence E. Susskind is the Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT and head of the Public Disputes Program at Harvard Law School. He is Founder of the Consensus Building Institute, author of Dealing with an Angry Public: The Mutual Gains Approach to Resolving Disputes (with
Patrick T. Field) and The Consensus Building Handbook (with Sarah McKearnan and Jennifer Thomas-Larmer), and an experienced mediator.
Jeffrey L. Cruikshank is an experienced editor, the author of numerous of interest to managers, and published novelist. His first book collaboration with co-author S
'His central conclusions are sensible and in line with practice as it is evolving. I found particularly persuasive his advocacy of 'staged' environemntal treaties in which the fulfilment of each level of cooperation is the necessary prerequisite for moving on to the next.' Tony Brenton, International Affairs 'a timely and valuable addition to the emerging body of literature on the international politics of the environment. It focuses almost uniquely on the process and practice of diplomacy on environmental issues, setting it apart from other existing texts in the field ... Environmental Diplomacy should be a welcome addition to the library of any self-respecting analyst or practitioner of the international dimension to environmental problem-solving, either as a source of new ideas or as a valuable reference point' Millennium 'Lawrence Susskind's book on global diplomacy addresses the problems of global environmental treaty making in a clearly written, persuasive and practical way ... The book is seductively well written, and reasonableness itself ... it is a thought-provoking and realistic book.' Times Higher Education Supplement This highly interesting book is based on case studies of fifteen major environmental-treaty efforts ... deserves a wide readership among students of international relations and the environment ... it is well written, and simply contains more interesting points than many other books in this field. Journal of Peace Research Susskind offers a sensible set of propositions ... The book will appeal not only to specialists in the field of environmental politics but to a much broader audience concerned with transformation in the nature of multilateral diplomacy confronted by a far more complex international and domestic policy milieu. Environmental Politics This volume makes a valuable contribution to the environmental policy literature. Political Studies
Solutions to environmental problems require international cooperation, but global environmental treaty-making efforts, including the 1992 U.N.-sponsored Earth Summit in Brazil, have not accomplished much. International cooperation has been hampered by the conflicts between the developed nations of the North and the developing nations of the South; by the fact that science cannot accurately predict when or how environmental threats will materialize; and by the
problem that the United Nations treaty-making system was never meant to handle threats to the environment. Lawrence Susskind looks at the weaknesses of the existing system of environmental treaty-making and the increasing role of non-governmental interests in environmental diplomacy.
Environmental Diplomacy argues for "nearly self-enforcing" agreements that ensure compliance without threatening sovereignty and maintains that new institutional arrangements are within reach. Susskind builds on the work of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and the International Environmental Negotiation Network to offer guidelines for more effective global agreements that provide for sustainable development.
"The author assumes sustainable development to be the agreed upon goal, the globe to be the available arena, and national representatives to be the primary actors. These assumptions, even though controversial, take this book beyond the scholarly domain and make it appealing to policy makers and national delgeates. Once the assumptions are accepted, Susskind's strategy becomes very powerful."--Choice
The single best book on the negotiating process for protecting the global environment."--Roger Fisher, Harvard Law School, co-author of Getting to Yes
"This book should be mandatory reading for every policymaker involved with the environment and natural resources at the national and international level and certainly by every environmentalist--from both government or non-government sectors--who is worried about the state of our world and is looking for new avenues."--Dr. Uri Marinov, Former Director-General of Environmental Protection Services, Israel
"Environmental Diplomacy gives us a perceptive and personal analysis of the successes and weaknesses of past international negotiations affecting the environment. Drawing from that, Susskind offers many provocative ideas for new approaches to institutions and procedures that can better advance the essential goals of protecting the common heritage of all nations and peoples."--Eugene B. Skolnikoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Environmental Diplomacy is a must for all who want to contribute to the implementation of Rio's Agenda 21 towards sustainable development!"--Marius E. Enthoven, Director-General for Environmental Protection, Ministry of Housing, Planning and Environment, The Netherlands
"The author assumes sustainable development to be the agreed upon goal, the globe to be the available arena, and national representatives to be the primary actors. These assumptions, even though controversial, take this book beyond the scholarly domain and make it appealing to policy makers and national delgeates. Once the assumptions are accepted, Susskind's strategy becomes very powerful."--Choice
The single best book on the negotiating process for protecting the global environment."--Roger Fisher, Harvard Law School, co-author of Getting to Yes
"This book should be mandatory reading for every policymaker involved with the environment and natural resources at the national and international level and certainly by every environmentalist--from both government or non-government sectors--who is worried about the state of our world and is looking for new avenues."--Dr. Uri Marinov, Former Director-General of Environmental Protection Services, Israel
"Environmental Diplomacy gives us a perceptive and personal analysis of the successes and weaknesses of past international negotiations affecting the environment. Drawing from that, Susskind offers many provocative ideas for new approaches to institutions and procedures that can better advance the essential goals of protecting the common heritage of all nations and peoples."--Eugene B. Skolnikoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Environmental Diplomacy is a must for all who want to contribute to the implementation of Rio's Agenda 21 towards sustainable development!"--Marius E. Enthoven, Director-General for Environmental Protection, Ministry of Housing, Planning and Environment, The Netherlands
"Lawrence Susskind has written a thoughtful, meticulously reasoned analysis of the new generation of global environmental negotiations whose outcome could well determine the future of life on Planet Earth. As someone who was deeply involved in this process, serving as chief U.S. negotiator for the historic Montreal Protocol on the ozone layer, I find Professor Susskind right on target in his recommendations."--Ambassador Richard Benedick, Former Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for Environment
"Lawrence Susskind's thoughtful inquiry suggests a number of improvements, such as issue linkage and more effective enforcement measures which ensure full implementation. His book offers many important insights for research and practice and thus also for the future of our environment."--Ambassador Winifried Lang, Austrian Diplomat and Director of the Montreal Protocol Negotiations
"Lawrence Susskind's book on global diplomacy addresses the problems of global environmental treaty making in a clearly written, persuasive and practical way...seductively well written...it is a thought-provoking and realistic book."--The Times Higher Education Supplement
"Larry Susskind's Environmental Diplomacy is an important contribution to a better understanding of the complex processes of negotiating international environmental agreements. The critical and scholarly review, analysis and synthesis of existing agreements and the recommendations for improving the process are very useful. The contents of the book are arranged logically, making it interesting to read and follow."--Nay Htun, Ph.D., Executive
Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Nairobi, Kenya
"Susskind offers a sensible set of propositions....The book will appeal not only to specialists in the field of environmental politics but to a much broader audience concerned with transformation in the nature of multilateral diplomacy confronted by a far more complex international and domestic policy milieu."--Environmental Politics
"A highly readable and insightful analysis of the complexities and difficulties of...multi-party, multi-issue forums...important not only for its insights into the problems of creating an effective international regime, but also for the important lessons it teaches that can be applied in less than global circumstances."--APA Journal
"Susskind introduces an impressive reform proposal that effectively incorporates many solutions to the current system's problems. Environmental Diplomacy is an engaging book that analyzes international relations with respect to global environmental affairs. As environmental problems grow and the need for international collective action becomes more acute, Susskind's book may serve as a useful guide for protecting the global environment."--Ecology
Law Quarterly
Shows how nations can cooperate to overcome threats to the environment.
Author
Lawrence E. Susskind
Short Title
ENVIRONMENTAL DIPLOMACY
Pages
216
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Language
English
ISBN-10
0195075943
ISBN-13
9780195075946
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
341.762
Year
1994
Publication Date
1994-01-31
Subtitle
Negotiating More Effective Global Agreements
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
table
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Affiliation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Techn
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
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