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The Way Forward Beyond Agenda 21
What people have said about the book:
'for a realistic discussion of the UN programme for sustainable development... look no further. This book shows us where we are, and spells out clearly how much more needs to be done' Matthew Taylor MP, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesman
'a very important contribution to the environmental debate five years on from Rio' Richard C I Bate, Director, International Chamber of Commerce
'a timely, well-researched, enjoyable read' Cliff Curtis, Political Adviser, Greenpeace International
'offers the reader an opportunity to see what Rio was all about, how much we have achieved and signposts for the future. It is required reading for all concerned about the impact of the UN process on international, national and local environment and policies' Barbara Young, RSPB
Edited by Felix Dodds
In the years since the Rio Earth Summit, what has been achieved? "The Way Forward" is the essential guide to the progress made at the intergovernmental level and also by national governments, NGOs and grassroots agencies; considers the successes and failures of the last five years; and identifies the main developments that need to be addressed in the future. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines, and all are leading experts in their fields. The essays represent all the interest groups involved - NGOs, governments, international agencies, the business community and community action groups
Introduction by Jonathon Porritt
Preface by Gus Speth Administrator UNDP
Part One looks at the key agreements of the Rio Summit, what has happened since 1992, and how they might develop in the future:
Authors: Chip Linder, Felix Dodds and Tom Bigg, Peter Newell,Fiona McConnell, Carole Saint-Laurent,Camila Toulmin, Philippe Sands
Part Two assesses the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders in implementing the agreements reached at Rio:
Authors: Peter Mucke, Jeb Brugman, Borg Stigson, Winstan Gereluk and Lucien Royer, Zonny Wood
Part Three identifies the key trends which are likely to shape the next five years
Authors: Carolen lucus, Arden Clarke;, G Lawrence; t, B Bramble; E Dowdeswell.
Part Four offers perspectives for the future:
Authors: Derek Osborn; Niton Desai; From the NGOs, P Padbury; From Northern Governments, K Topfer; From Southern Governments Ambassador Cavalcanti
“This highly readable collection focuses on the issue of global civil society. This is (rather narrowly) defined as 'the arena in which people come together to advance their interests they hold in common, not for profit or political power, but because they care enough about something to take collective action' (Edwards, p.2). There is an immediate problem with this definition. The focus of the book is on NGOs and social movements. Such movements are certainly a key part of global civil society, but are not all of it.”
Edited by Michael Edwards and John Gaventa
Civil society, or citizen's groups, have taken centre stage in international policy debates and global problem solving. They hold out the promise of a global community and global governance.Thisvolume, by leading scholars and participants, shows how to understand the changes that are occurring, particularly in relation to the international institutions involved. It includes case studies from all the major social movements of the 1990s.
Introduction by Michael Edwards
Part 1 Conceptual frameworks
Ethical globalization by John Clark
Transnational civil society by Ann Florini
Part II Global Campaigns Global Civil Society and the International Financial Institutions
Transnational civil society coalitions and the World Bank by David Brown and Jonathan Fox
Information, location and legitimacy by Paul Nelson
Constructing aSouthern constituency for global advocacy by Manuel Chiriboga
The IMF and civil society by Jan Aart Scholte
Civil society participation in multilateral lending operations by Diana Tussie and Maria Fernanda Tuozzo
Part III Global Campaigns
Landmines: NGO-government collaboration by Matthew Scott
Jubilee 2000 by Carole Collins, Zie Gariyo and Tony Burdon
Cross-border organizing around alternatives to free trade by John Cavanagh, Sarah Anderson and Karen Hansen Kuhn
National coalitions and global campaigns: The International Children's Rights Movement by Tom Lent and Roy Trivedy
The global spread of participatory approaches to development by Kamal Singh
Global citizen action on the environment by Peter Newell
From the corridors of power to the global negotiating table byFelix Dodds
Part IV Lessons Learned
International networking for women's human rights by Charlotte Bunch with Peggy Antrobus, Samantha Frost and Niamh Reilly
Community exchanges for urban transformation by Sheela Patel, Joel Bolnick and Diana Mitlin
NGOs, research and international advocacy by Caroline Harper
Effective international campaigns by Jennifer Chapman
"This book analyses new forms of inclusive decision-making processes based on participation of different groups with a stake in sustainable development issues".
Giusy Chiovato Rambaldo
"This practical guide explains how multi-stakeholder processes can be organised and implemented in order to resolve the complex issues in and around sustainable forms of development, whilst recognising the rights of, and risks faced by, all parties."
ByMinu Hemmati with Felix Dodds and Jasmin Enayati and Jan McHarry
Governments, business, international bodies and local groups are turning to multi-stakeholder processes to find practical ways forward. This book explains how MSPs can be organized to deliver their potential for successful resolution of complex issues and for sustainable development. It includes detailed examples and provides practical checklists, explaining how to get beyond adversarial politics and achieve positive results.
'An extraordinary review of a complex and evolving dilemma. We should all set aside time to read it thoroughly' NOEL MORRIN, INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT DIRECTOR, RMC GROUP PLC
‘The 1992 Earth Summit was a real milestone in global environmental diplomacy. This timely and challenging book provides both a progress report and a compelling agenda for Earth Summit 2002 and beyond' JONATHON PORRITT, DIRECTOR, FORUM FOR THE FUTURE
‘If the first Earth Summit was high on idealism but low on practicality, Earth Summit 2002 threatens to reverse the pattern. This vital pre-summit reader manages to combine the highest and best of both’ DAVID BOYLE, NEW ECONOMICS FOUNDATION
Edited by Felix Dodds with Toby Middleton
The success of “Rio+10” in Johannesburg in 2002 is vital for the world in the coming century. In this volume, leading participants, from ministers, UN officials, and NGOs present a frank view of the lack of progress since Rio. They set out the goals the international community must aim for and the means of achieving them. Earth Summit 2002 will be a key text and a catalyst for action for the huge array of organizations and individuals involved in environmental and developmental issues and the political processes surrounding them.
Foreword From Rio to Earth Summit 2002 by Klaus Toepfer
Introduction by Derek Osborn
Preface by Felix Dodds
Chapters by: Simon Upton, Nitin Desai,Victoria Elias, Jeb Brugman, Winston Gereluk and Lucien Royer, Minu Hemmati, Maximo Kalaw, Stephan Bass, Dieke Peters,Cletus A Avoka, Barbara Bramble,Andrew Simms,Rob Lake,Margaret Brusasco Mackenzie,Herbert Giradet, Nina Rao, Frans de Man, Jagjit Plabe and Pieter van de Gaag,Chip Lindner, Gro Harlem Brindtland, Laurie Michaelis,John Gummer MP, Rosalie Gardner,Jurgan Maier,Felix Dodds,
'How to Lobby has been a great tool for the trade union movement. It has helped our members understand the intergovernmental process and therefore to be much more effective. This book is a must for anyone involved in international politics' LUCIEN ROYER, Global Union's Director of Occupational, Health, Safety and Environment
'Felix Dodds is the Milo Minderbender of the Stakeholder world' ALEX KIRBY (BBC)
'Stakeholder Forum is a little-known organisation that has nevertheless been the source of many of the most hopeful initiatives at the summit (World Summit on Sustainable Development)' GEOFFREY LEAN, Independent on Sunday
'Civil society's efforts to advance the cause of sustainable development require clever, focused and long-term advocacy, by ever greater numbers of activists. 'Mine is a Cafe Latte' is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to understand and contribute effectively to the competition of good ideas that intergovernmental meetings should be' PAUL HOHNEN, former Strategic Director, Greenpeace International "Agenius for convincing the most sceptical legislator of the eminent reasonableness of the sustainable developmentcase." JOHN GUMMER MP former Secretary of State for the Environment
By Felix Dodds with Michael Strauss
This is a guide on how to lobby at intergovernmental meetings, whether as a stakeholder or a government official. Many of the approaches taken are also relevant to national lobbying. The guide will take you through preparing your ideas, consulting with others, helping to understand how governments prepare and how to understand the terms used in these meetings. Organizations spend considerable resources taking staff to international meetings, often without understanding how these meetings work. This book should help make those resources better spent, as those attending should be able to better understand what they are going to attend. If you have not lobbied or just want to have a better understanding of how the intergovernmental governance process works then this book should give you an insight and tools to make your work easier.
"The guide will be widely used in the Commonwealth and beyond to promote understanding and engagement in the WSSD process at all levels."
Don McKinnon Commonwealth Secretary General
The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002 brought together thousands of delegates who mapped out the future of the global sustainable development agenda. The resulting technical document, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), identifies priorities in the implementation of Agenda 21 and other international agreements and commitments that will take these priorities forward. This plain language version provides an invaluable reference to the outcomes of the WSSD by explaining the JPOI clearly for the lay person and expert alike.
Foreword by Commonwealth Secretary General
Preface by Felix Dodds and Chip Lindner
Part I: The JPOI
Changing Unsustainable Patterns of Consumption and Production
Protecting and Managing the Natural Resource Base of Economic and Social Development
Small Island Developing States
Other Regional Initiatives
Means of Implementation
Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development
Part II: Implementing the JPOI
WSSD Partnerships for Sustainable Development
Implementing WSSD: The Role of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development
“A highly significant and relevant publication! The authors describe in admirable clarity a daunting array of contemporary global challenges and offer realistic and achievable responses. Both the public and policy makers alike are left in no doubt as to the urgency of concerted international action to address threats that affect us all.”
Javier Solana EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy
Edited by Felix Dodds (Executive Director Stakeholder Forum)
and Tim Pippard (Content Editor Jane's Information Group)
Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and equatorial Africa. It is now clear that real human security, defined by the Commission on Human Security as 'protecting vital freedoms', can only be achieved if the full range of issues that underpin human security - including environmental integrity - are addressed. This ground-breaking book, authored by prominent international decision-makers, tackles the global human security problem across the range of core issues. The authors identify the causes of insecurity, articulate the linkages between the different elements of human security and outline an agenda for engaging stakeholders from across the globe in building the foundations of genuine and lasting human security for all nations and all people.
Foreword Dr Klaus Toepfer (Executive Director UNEP)
Chapters by: David Hannay, Anders Lidén and Anna Karin Eneström,Oliver Richmond and Jason Franks,Marian Hobbs,Noeleen Heyzer, Jan Pronk , Hilary BennMP,Melinda Kimble , Devyani Gupta , Dr. Christine Durbak and Dr. Claudia Strauss, Jeffrey McNeely, Henrique Cavalacanti,Patricia Wouters , Anna Tibaijuka,Jim Garrison, Sabin Mendibil Intxaurraga, Hannah Griffiths, Felix Dodds, Serge Lepeltier
Written by Felix Dodds (SF), Megan Howell (SF), Michael Strauss (Earth Media), Maria Onestini (CEDEA) and UNEP.
Introduction: Felix Dodds and Michael Strauss
Written by Felix Dodds (SF), Megan Howell (SF), Michael Strauss (Earth Media), Maria Onestini (CEDEA and UNEP.
Over the past several decades, the international community has established a range of legally binding agreements designed to tackle the worlds most serious environmental challenges. Each of these Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) focuses on a specific problem, be it hazardous waste, trade in endangered species, climate change or some other prevalent concerns at the time these agreements were developed. In parallel, the role played by NGOs in the international negotiation of MEAs and then, in their national and local application has grown considerably.
In this context and given these new challenges, this Manual attempts to link together two areas of MEA formulation and civil society participation. Its' goal is to both strengthen multi-stakeholder participation and increase political momentum for effective MEA development, implementation and enforcement.
The format of the Manual follows the sequence of governments’ and NGOs’ actual work on conferences and treaties. It provides background information and approaches, ‘inside the process’ guidance and expert advice on how stakeholders can effectively engage in developing and implementing MEAs.
This work is a collaborative effort made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and three organizations that have teamed to produce this Manual: Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, el Centro de Estudios Ambientales - CEDEA and Earth Media.
This project is part of UNEP’s extensive involvement with MEAs – a role that includes serving as secretariat for specific MEAs, providing cooperation and support functions on many issues for national governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and local authorities. It is a companion to UNEPs Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of MEAs (2002), and its' Manual on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (2006).
"Without doubt, this book will become the new standard in efforts to explore the roles that NGOs play in international environmental negotiations." --Oran Young, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
Over the past thirty years nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have played an increasingly influential role in international negotiations, particularly on environmental issues. NGO diplomacy has become, in the words of one organizer, an "international experiment in democratizing intergovernmental decision making." But there has been little attempt to determine the conditions under which NGOs make a difference in either the process or the outcome of international negotiations. This book presents an analytic framework for the systematic and comparative study of NGO diplomacy in international environmental negotiations. Chapters by experts on international environmental policy apply this framework to assess the effect of NGO diplomacy on specific negotiations on environmental and sustainability issues.
The proposed analytical framework offers researchers the tools with which to assess whether and how NGO diplomats affect negotiation processes, outcomes, or both, and through comparative analysis the book identifies factors that explain variation in NGO influence, including coordination of strategy, degree of access, institutional overlap, and alliances with key states. The empirical chapters use the framework to evaluate the degree of NGO influence on such negotiations as the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations on global climate change, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.