Designing the United Nations Environment Programme: a story of compromise and confrontation

  title={Designing the United Nations Environment Programme: a story of compromise and confrontation},
  author={M. Ivanova},
  journal={International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics},
  • M. Ivanova
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
  • The role of the United Nations in global environmental governance was determined in 1972 when a new international body for the global environment was created as a programme within the United Nations rather than as an autonomous specialized agency. A set of political dynamics between developed and developing countries led to the decisions on the functions, form, financing, and location of the new intergovernmental organization—the United Nations Environment Programme. This article traces the… CONTINUE READING
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