- In this chapter you will learn the ways in which globalization has both heightened awareness of the interconnectedness of economics, security, development with environmental issues.
- The international relations theories highlighted in the textbook are in some ways also a part of the current environmental crisis. This is because how we perceive ecology is partially a result of how we think about international relations, for example, the proper role that states should play in global politics.
- You will learn about the environmental protection regimes for climate change, global commons, transboundary pollution, and biodiversity, as well as the difficulties associated with forming such regimes and enforcing environmental agreements.
Key concepts and terms
- Capacity building
- Clean Development Mechanism
- Climate change
- Deep ecology
- Ecological footprint
- Environmental protection regimes for climate change, global commons, transboundary pollution, biodiversity
- “Free rider” and dilemma of the commons
- Global commons
- Global environmental governance
- Joint Implementation
- Kyoto Protocol
- Norms of international environmental law
- Specialized agencies
- State system
- Sustainable development
- Technology transfer