Global Environmental Governance

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ENVR 202 Prof Cinnamon Carlarne Spring 2011 Global Environmental Governance: Context & Challenges
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Key Questions What is global environmental governance?? do we need it? does it function or malfunction? does this mean for efforts to address climate change? are we to care or do anything about it? WHY HOW WHAT WHO
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“Tragedy of the Commons” Garrett Hardin (1968) seminal article: Ruination of a limited resource when confronted by unlimited access by an expanding population. Modern reference to Medieval English farmers’ use of pasture “commons”
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Examples of “Common - Pool Resources” Global oceans Global atmosphere Global Climate system Biodiversity Ocean Life Deep seabed minerals Stratospheric ozone layer Antarctica Moon
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Challenges of the Global Commons Global = scaled up problem Global = culturally diverse Global = interwoven resources New discovery - accelerating rates of change Requirement of unanimous agreement as collective choice rule Time is not our friend Ostrom et al., 1999
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The Rise of Global Environmental Politics 1947 World Meteorological Convention 1958 Antarctic Treaty 1963 Limited Test Ban Treaty 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development Convention on Biological Diversity United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1997 Kyoto Protocol 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development
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The 1970s: A New Era in Environmental Policy Laws & Policy in US Alone - Clean Air Act (“CAA”) - Clean Water Act (“CWA”) - Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) - National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) Toxic Substance Control Act (“TSCA”) Comprehensive Environmental Response and Compensation Liability Act (“CERCLA”) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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Domestic changes in US mirrored International Changes Stockholm Convention (1972) Subsequent Proliferation of International Environmental Agreements
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Paradigm Shift? 9 Paradigm: a fundamental set of attitudes, beliefs, assumptions that colors a society’s way of thinking Paradigm shift in 1970s … or still underway?
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Historical Social Paradigm 10 Sees nature as existing to be exploited by humans Market driven Risk-seeking (or at least not risk-averse) Sees no limits to growth Rooted in Christianity
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Alternative Social Paradigm(s) 11 Stewardship or modified stewardship? Sees nature as valuable in its own right
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