This book chapter examines the capacity needs and constraints faced by governments in relation to making future climate protection commitments under the UNFCCC.
Fifth IUCN World Parks Congress
December 1, 2003. Provides an overview of the World Parks Congress (Durban, September 2003) and its results for funders and civil society organizations with a special emphasis on the significance of the meeting to indigenous communities worldwide.
This paper, published by the IEA and OECD, explores the issue of country-level institutional capacity necessary for future climate-related actions, particularly in developing countries.
Public Participation, International Decision-Making, and the Environment
Reviews public participation policies of institutions in three international arenas: Multilateral environmental agreements, multilateral development bank policy and lending, and trade and regional economic bodies.
Options for Protecting the Climate
Experts from around the world explore options for strengthening the Kyoto Protocol and Climate Convention, including proposals to engage both developed and developing countries in protecting the climate.
Its Implications for Local Communities
Gives an overview of the emerging global regime on genetic resources, with a special emphasis on its implications for local and impoverished communities worldwide.
The WTO Trade Negotiations and Its Implications to Communities
An overview of results from the Fourth WTO Ministerial Meeting (Nov. 2001): political context of ministerial meeting, key actors/stakeholders, and analysis of issues negotiated in the "Doha Development Round."
Principles and Practice in Mainland Southeast Asia
Explores options for enhancing regional environmental governance by examining political, economic, and environmental response to transboundary environmental challenges through four prominent regional institutions: ASEAN, ADB, ESCAP, and the MRC.
Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Framework on Convention on Climate Change
December 7, 2001. Gives a brief overview of the seventh meeting of the COP of the Framework Convention on Climate Change and its results to the Ford Foundation in relation to its work worldwide in the Environment and Development Field.
Lessons in risk management for an international greenhouse gas emissions market
Identifies risk-management principles pertinent to the international market for greenhouse gas emissions rights and fashions recommendations for each.