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Title: International Relations and the environment: practical examples of environmental multilateralism
Authors: Gomes, Filipa Tiago
Keywords: International Relations
Environmental Multilateralism
International Environmental Governance
Relações Internacionais
Multilateralismo Ambiental
Governação Internacional Ambiental
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: OBSERVARE. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Citation: Gomes, Filipa Tiago (2012). "International Relations and the environment: practical examples of environmental multilateralism". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 3, n.º 2 (fall 2012), pp. 87-102. retrieved [online] date accessed,
Abstract: The “environmental crisis” we experience today and the international community’s struggle to develop environmental standards to reach the epic “sustainable development” are widely known topics. What is needed, then, is an urgent and determined practice, which is only possible if international governance is structured, coherent and effective. The optimization of Environmental Multilateralism (the joining of what are considered the “driving forces” of Environmental International Relations: Law, Politics and international Diplomacy) contributes greatly to this end. To understand its basic concepts and systems, as for example, its actors, negotiation and implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the carrying out of their Regimes, as well as their development in the United Nations, these are all crucial elements for its improvement and optimization. The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) and “its” Conventions are important examples in the history of Environmental Multilateralism, still very up-to-date not only due to the 20th anniversary of the “Rio Conference” but also due to the continuity and importance that the “Rio Conventions” and their Conferences of Parties (COP) still have. This papers aims to analyze this area of studies transversal to International Relations and to the Environment, namely by studying the relation between the theory of Environmental Multilateralism and its practice1
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1647-7251
Publisher Version:,-n-%C2%BA2-autumn-2012/articles/205-international-relations-and-the-environment-practical-examples-of-environmental-multilateralism
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