International Environmental Agreements

Scott Barrett

in Environment and Statecraft

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199286096
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602832 | DOI:
 International Environmental Agreements

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This chapter explains why international agreements have increasingly been used to address international cooperation problems. It outlines the process of treaty making, and explains how process can shape outcomes. It then details the key features of treaties, such as the minimum participation level, basic obligations, withdrawal, and the use of trade restrictions. The appendix provides a comprehensive listing of multilateral environmental treaties currently in force, with information on date of adoption and entry into force, membership, and provisions for trade restrictions and administration.

Keywords: treaties; European Union directives; negotiation; process; tactics; leadership; ratification; implementation

Chapter.  23327 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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