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International Environmental Policymaking

International Environmental Policymaking

Transatlantic Cooperation and the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Transatlantic co-operation is crucial in advancing international environmental policy-making. A new book on international environmental policy-making and transatlantic co-operation addresses this subject. The book documents the papers and discussion of an international expert workshop held in the run-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Transatlantic understanding and partnership has become increasingly difficult over the past few years and yet needs to be high on the agenda. The first part of the book assesses the institutional framework for transatlantic co-operation, the role of transatlantic co-operation in international environmental governance in general, and resulting implications for developing countries. The second part provides an in-depth analysis of the role of transatlantic co-operation in important areas of international environmental policy-making (climate change; trade, investment and environment; agriculture and biotechnology; natural resources management; environment, conflict and peace). The concluding section sets out a transatlantic policy agenda for strengthening and advancing the international system of environmental governance.

The book is based on a meeting of top-level practitioners and academics held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2000. The meeting was part of the preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. This meeting and the production of the book was generously supported by the Luso American Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
In addition to this book, a Policy Briefing Note was published in the run-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development. The Briefing Note conveys the basic recommendations coming out of the Lisbon meeting to a wider audience of political decision-makers and the interested public.


Buck, Matthias; Alexander Carius and Kelly Kollmann (eds.) 2002: International Environmental Policymaking: Transatlantic Cooperation and the World Summit on Sustainable Development. [International and European Environmental Policy Studies]. München: Ökom, eco script.

Kelly Kollmann
Alexander Carius
Stefanie Pfahl
Thomas Gehring
Anabela Gago-Filori
Veena Jha
Walter Kahlenborn
Konrad von Moltke
Michael Rubino
Keya Choudhury
Mark Ritchie
Luis Veigha da Cunha
Stacy D. VanDeveer
Hermann E. Ott
Eileen Petzold-Bradley
Geoffrey Dabelko
3-928244-89-2, 978-3928244893
369 pp.
Table of Contents
  1. Introduction: Matthias Buck, Kelly Kollman, Alexander Carius
  2. International and Transatlantic Environmental Governance: Thomas Gehring, Matthias Buck
  3. EU/US Co-operation or Confrontation? Anabela Gago-Filori
  4. Sustainable Development and Closer Transatlantic Co-operation: A Case for Enhanced Communication Between the NTA-Dialogues: Matthias Buck
  5. Developing Countries in International Environmental Policy-Making: Veena Jha
  6. Environment and Trade Policies: Stefanie Pfahl, Richard G. Tarasofsky
  7. Environment, Investment and Finance: Walter Kahlenborn
  8. An International Investment Regime? Issues of Sustainability: Konrad von Moltke
  9. Finance for Sustainable Development: Biodiversity: Michael Rubino
  10. Environment, Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Food Security: Keya Choudhury, Ingmar von Homeyer
  11. Advancing an International Agenda in the Area of Agriculture and Environment: Mark Ritchie
  12. The Negotiations of the Biosafety Protocol: Luis Veiga da Cunha
  13. Conservation and Sustainable Use of Living Natural Resources: Richard G. Tarasofsky, Keya Choudhury
  14. Managing Regional Seas: Changing Course after 25 Years: Stacy D. VanDeveer
  15. The International Regime on Climate Change and Transatlantic Co-operation: Sebastian Oberthür
  16. Breaking the Impasse: Forging an EU Leadership Initiative on Climate Change: Hermann E. Ott, Sebastian Oberthür
  17. Environmental Co-operation and Sustainable Peace Policy: A New Theme on the International Agenda: Eileen Petzold-Bradley
  18. Environment and Security: Moving from Conflict to Peace: Geoffrey Dabelko
  19. Conclusions: Matthias Buck, Alexander Carius, Kelly Kollman
Environmental Governance, Sustainable Development, Transatlantic Co-operation, Policy-Making, Environment, Trade Policies,