- ISBN10: 0262220571
The Implementation and Effectiveness of International Environmental Commitments Theory and Practice
- List Price: $100.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Mit Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/1998
Because environmental problems do not respect borders, their solutions often require cooperation among states. The contributors to this book examine how international environmental agreements are put into practice. Their main concern is effectiveness -- the degree to which such agreements lead to changes in behavior that help to solve environmental problems. Their focus is on implementation -- the process that turns commitments into action, at both domestic and international levels.
The book is divided into two parts. Part I discusses at international systems for implementation review, through which parties share information, review performance, handle noncompliance, and adjust commitments. Part II looks at implementation at the national level, with particular attention to participation by governmental and nongovernmental actors and to problems in states with economies in transition.