International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

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Frank Biermann, Bernd Siebenhüner, Anna Schreyögg
Taylor & Francis, 2009 M01 28 - 274 pages
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This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. Whilst a growing body of literature considers global governance in a number of policy areas, this volume delivers one of the first comprehensive accounts of international organizations in relation to environmental policy.

Providing the reader with key insights within this area of global governance, the book focuses on policies developing in relation to climate change, biodiversity and international environmental funding. Presenting a compelling and up-to-date account of developments within this burgeoning policy area, the volume:

• includes a range of case studies including the World Bank, UNEP and the OECD

• presents quantitative and qualitative research that advances understanding of international organizations in the field of international relations

• delivers contributions from a range of internationally renowned academics and specialists within the field

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations theory, international economics, environmental policy, organizational theory and environmental studies.

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About the author (2009)

Frank Biermann is Professor of Political Science and of Environmental Policy Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bernd Siebenhüner is Professor of Ecological Economics at Oldenburg University, Germany.

Anna Schreyögg is Researcher at the Climate Change Division, Federal Environment Agency, Germany.

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