This unique dictionary and introduction to global environmental governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5000 terms, organizations and acronyms, drawn from hundreds of official sources. An introductory essay frames the major issues in global environmental governance and outlines the pitfalls of talking past one another when discussing the most critical of issues facing the planet. It challenges those who are concerned with the management of our planet and its inhabitants to understand and accept a vocabulary common to the often-opposing objectives sought in the many GEG instruments. The result is a practical tool that should find a central place on the desk of anyone involved in environmental management, development or sustainability issues anywhere in the world including the United Nations, government policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholder groups, the business community, and students and professionals.
Table of Contents
Foreword; * Introduction; * Dictionary of Selected Terms, Concepts, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations Used in Global Environmental Governance; * Sources for the Dictionary; * Bibliography, Appendices.
Richard E. Saunier was Senior Environmental Management Advisor in the Department of Regional Development and Environment of the Organization of American States (1975-1996). Richard A. Meganck is the Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands and former Director of Sustainable Development and Environment at the Organization of American States.