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Author Tolba, Mostafa Kamal.
Title Global environmental diplomacy : negotiating environment agreements for the World, 1973-1992 / Mostafa K. Tolba with Iwona Rummel-Bulska.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1998.

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Author Tolba, Mostafa Kamal.
Series Global environmental accord
Global environmental accords.
Subject United Nations Environment Programme -- History.
Environmental policy -- International cooperation -- History.
Environmental law -- History.
Alt Name Rummel-Bulska, Iwona.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Mostafa K. Tolba tells the story of the negotiations that led to a number of landmark agreements, such as the Vienna Convention on Ozone and its Montreal Protocol, the Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes, and the Biodiversity Convention. Tolba concentrates on the context in which governments conclude that particular issues are ripe for binding international cooperation and on the factors that influence them during negotiations--such as science, the media, nongovernmental organizations, politicians, business and industry, and the public. The areas he discusses include the evolution of environmental law, environmental soft laws (principles and guidelines rather than treaties), binding regional regimes such as the Regional Seas Program and the Shared Freshwater Resources Program, the ozone layer, global warming, hazardous wastes, the loss of biological diversity, and ways to make international agreements work.
Contents Foreword / Mario J. Molina Prologue: Stockholm and Beyond: Sustainable Development 1. The Evolution of International Environmental Law 2. Environmental Soft Law: Guidelines and Principles 3. Negotiating Binding Regional Regimes: The Regional Seas Program 4. Negotiating Binding Regional Regimes: Shared Freshwater Resources 5. The Story of the Ozone Layer 6. Facing Up to Global Warming 7. The Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes 8. The Loss of Biological Diversity 9. Making International Environmental Agreements Work.
ISBN 9780262285056 (electronic bk.)
0262285053 (electronic bk.)
0585088519 (electronic bk.)
9780585088518 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42856275
Additional Format Print version: Tolba, Mostafa Kamal. Global environmental diplomacy. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1998 0262201135 (DLC) 98018004 (OCoLC)38856251
Table of Contents
 Series Foreword 
 Foreword / Mario J. Molina 
 Prologue: Stockholm and Beyond: Sustainable Development1
1The Evolution of International Environmental Law11
2Environmental Soft Law: Guidelines and Principles23
3Negotiating Binding Regional Regimes: The Regional Seas Program35
4Negotiating Binding Regional Regimes: Shared Freshwater Resources47
5The Story of the Ozone Layer55
6Facing Up to Global Warming89
7The Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes97
8The Loss of Biological Diversity125
9Making International Environmental Agreements Work165
 Glossary of Acronyms185
 Suggested Readings187

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