International institutions and structures are crucial to the management of the global environment. The present arrangements are failing to cope adequately with the scale of the task and the demands placed on them, and alternatives are urgently needed. In this second volume of World in Transition, experts in the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WGBU) analyze the problems and set out comprehensive and persuasive policies for a successful future regime. Central to the future, it argues, will be a strengthened and more effective UN Environment Programme within an alliance organized around three main objectives of assessment, organization and funding.
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chapter C C chapter Who is steering Spaceship Earth? A chapter The situation: Global environmental B trends chapter Syndromes of global change B 1 chapter Global environmental problems B 2 chapter B 3 Linkages among global environmental problems chapter B 4 Intergovernmental actors for sustainable development chapter Institutional deficits and remedies C chapter Institutions and organizations C 1 chapter C 2 The role of institutions in setting agendas chapter Institutionalization and regime dynamics C 3 chapter Improving compliance with international agreements C 4 chapter C 5 Local and national implementation: Education and Local Agenda 21 chapter Institutional interplay D chapter International trade regimes and the environment D 1 chapter Interplay with financial institutions D 2 chapter Interplay with development institutions: UNDP and the environment D 3 chapter Global environmental policy: E Assessment, organization and funding chapter Assessing environmental problems E 1 chapter E 2 Reforming the organizational structure of global environmental policy chapter E 3 Raising and allocating funds for global environmental policy chapter Earth Alliance: Approaches and a vision F for restructuring chapter Contributing to the World Summit on Sustainable Develepment F 1 chapter Earth Assessment: Ethical authority and scientific competence to F 2 assess environmental issues chapter Earth Organization: Integrating global environmental policy F 3 chapter F 4 Earth Funding: Financing global environmental policy chapter References G chapter Glossary H chapter The German Advisory Council on Global I Change.