"Environmentally sustainable development has become one of the world's most urgent priorities. But countries cannot achieve it alone: it depends on international coordination and action. Greening International Institutions, the latest in a series of highly-acclaimed publications devoted to environmental and developmental law, assesses how far and how successfully intergovernmental organizations have responded to the challenge. The organizations analyzed include: the UN General Assembly, the new Commission for Sustainable Development, UNEP, UNDP and UNCTAD, WTO, GATT, NAFTA, the Bretton Woods institutions and several regional bodies, as well as treaty bodies and the mechanisms for avoiding and settling disputes. For each, the contributors provide an accessible overview of the organization's mandate and structure, examine substantive policy initiatives and assess the need and scope for procedural and institutional reform. Drawing together a collection of essays by lawyers and researchers from various backgrounds, Greening International Institutions is stimulating reading for students and policy-makers, as well as anyone concerned with the development of international institutions. Jacob Werksman is an attorney, a Programme Director at FIELD, and Visiting Lecturer in International Economic Law at the University of London. Greening International Institutions is the fifth volume in the International Law and Sustainable Development series, co-developed with FIELD. The series aims to address and define the major legal issues associated with sustainable development and to contribute to the progressive development of international law. Other titles in the series are: Greening International Law, Interpreting the Precautionary Principle, Property Rights in the Defence of Nature and Improving Compliance with International Environmental Law. 'A legal parallel to the Blueprint series - welcome, timely and provocative'David Pearce Originally published in 1996"--Provided by publisher.
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Part I Policy-making chapter 1 The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council / Donald Fitzpatrick chapter 2 The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development / Chris Mensah chapter 3 The United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme / Alexander Timoshenko chapter 4 The Conference of Parties to Environmental Treaties / Jacob Werksman part II Trade chapter 5 The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development / Mehmet Arda chapter 6 The World Trade Organization and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade / Zen Makuch chapter 7 The North American Free Trade Association / Aradhana Kumar part III Finance chapter 8 The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund / Korinna Horta chapter 9 The Global Environment Facility / Helen Sjöberg chapter 10 National Environmental Funds / Kyle Danish part IV Regional Institutions chapter 11 The European Union and the OECD / Han Somsen chapter 12 The South Pacific Region / Wayne King part V Avoiding and Settling Disputes chapter 13 The International Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice / Philippe Sands chapter 14 New Institutions and Procedures for Implementation Control and Reaction / Martti Koskenniemi part VI Environmental NGOs And International Institutions chapter 15 The Role of Non-State Actors / Hilary French.
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