The environment and international relations (book review)

Kotter, Richard (2018) The environment and international relations (book review). International Journal of Environmental Studies, 75 (3). pp. 866-867. ISSN 1029-0400

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Despite, or perhaps even because of, President Trump coming into office and announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from many international environmental agreements, such as the Paris Climate Accord, something which many US federal states and major US cities will work to counteract in practice at their scale, governments are still at the centre of attention of global environmental issues. But so also are major corporations or businesses, and internationally active and connected civil society groups. These have various connections to businesses themselves to advance some campaigns and to demonstrate proposed solutions, processes and products. Around us, as Kate O’Neill argues (p. vii),

Today’s students were born into a world with serious and widespread environmental challenges, with literally thousands of international agreements, organizations, partnerships, networks, and initiatives attempting to meet those challenges. They also know that many global environmental trends are going in the wrong direction, and serious structural and institutional changes are likely to be needed in order to address them. There are no optimal solutions to global environmental degradation, and many will be grappling with these problems for decades to come.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Richard Kotter
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 11:58
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 17:34

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