Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

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This unique dictionary and introduction to Global Environmental Governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5500 terms, organizations and acronyms, drawn from hundreds of official sources. An introductory essay frames the major issues in GEG and outlines the pitfalls of talking past one another when discussing the most critical of issues facing the planet. It challenges those who are concerned with the management of our planet and its inhabitants to understand and accept a vocabulary common to the often-opposing objectives sought in the many GEG instruments. The result is a practical tool that should find a central place on the desk of anyone involved in environmental management, development or sustainability issues anywhere in the world, including the United Nations, government policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholder groups, the business community, and students and professionals. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 500 new entries and acronyms on global environmental governance as well a new introductory section on global water governance, one of the most pressing environmental issues in our era of climate change, growing populations and food shortages. Praise for the first edition:
 

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Contents

A Dictionary of Selected Terms Concepts Jargon Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in Global Environmental Governance ...
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Dictionary
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Acronyms and Abbreviations
312
Bibliography
396
Water A Thematic Case Study in GEG
409
Selected Intergovernmental Environmental Agreements
420
Principles and Values of Global Environmental Governance
423
Major Civil Society Alternative Agreements
444
Documenting Governance
447
Random Definitions
452
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Richard E. Saunier was Senior Environmental Management Advisor in the Department of Regional Development and Environment of the Organization of American States (1975-1996). Richard A. Meganck is the Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands and former Director of Sustainable Development and Environment at the Organization of American States.

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