Papers on International Environmental Negotiation, Volume 02 International Environmental Treaty Making


Lawrence Susskind, Eric Dolan and J. William Breslin


The authors explore the kinds of institutional reforms that might help to strengthen the global environmental treaty-making system. Among the topics addressed are: ways to enhance the involvement of non-governmental organizations in the treaty-making process; the development of computer networks for "prenegotiation," or conference preparation, to build alliances; and the use of remote sensing technology to further the cause of international environmental protection. This volume follows an earlier collection entitled Nine Case Studies of International Environmental Negotiation, published by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School in 1990.


The papers in this volume include:

  • "Nongovernmental Organizations: Their Past, Present and Future Role in International Environmental Negotiations," by Nancy Lindborg
  • "Secretariats and International Environmental Negotiations: Two New Models," by Rosemary Sanford
  • "Using Computer Networks to Improve Prenegotiation Discussions and Alliances for Global Environmental Action," by John W. Wilson
  • "The Remote Sensing Regime: Sources of Instability, Options for Reforms, and Implications for Environmental Treaty Making," by Ian Simm
  • "Tropical Deforestation and International Environmental Negotiation: An Illustration of the the North-South Confrontation," by Marcella Obdrzalek
  • "The International Joint Commission: A Possible Model for International Resource Management," by Carol Reardon
  • "The Convention on Biological Diversity: Negotiating a Global Regime," by Martha Rojas and Chris Thomas
  • "Strengthening UNEP to Improve Environmental Treaty Compliance," by Joseph Mbuna
  • "Improving Compliance Provisions in International Environmental Agreements," by David Mulenex