22 Jul '11, 2pm

Changing environmental governance in a changing world

Changing environmental politics The pressures on the environment are becoming increasingly interlinked and globalised, requiring a new kind of environmental governance. The EEA has also released a supporting background report to the Global Megatrends assessment entitled Global Governance: the Rise of the Non-State Actors , which considers the implications of this phenomenon. It describes how non-state actors such as multinational corporations (MNCs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and scientific organisations are increasingly involved in global governance. These relatively new actors are now take part in formulating, negotiating and implementing policy at local, regional and global levels. Evidence of this change can be seen in the number of NGOs holding advisory status to the UN Economic and Social Council, which has increased constantly from approximately 700 in 1...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/changing-environmenta...

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