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Author: Adil Najam

1. Description

This class is the third and final part of our ‘case study’ class. In this class we discuss various international environmental negotiations. In particular this includes the decertification negotiations (but is not restricted to it). The students are encouraged to bring in their own case examples in addition to the ones discussed in the readings. A key theme of this class is to explore how issues of ‘environmental politics’ are discussed in the international arena, particularly in global environmental summit, and also with the inclusion of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as negotiation actors.

2. Ancillary Material

2.1. Readings

2.1.1. Required

  • Fen Osler Hampson. 1999. “The Ozone Accords.” Chapter 9 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 255-277. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fen Osler Hampson. 1999. “Hazardous Wastes.” Chapter 10 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 278-299. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fen Osler Hampson. 1999. “Climate Change and Global Warming.” Chapter 11 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 300-344. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Adil Najam, Saleemul Huq, Youba Sokona. 2003. “Climate Negotiations Beyond Kyoto: Developing Countries Concerns and Interests” in Climate Policy, 3(3): 221-231.
  • Adil Najam. 2004. “Dynamics of the Southern Collective: Developing Countries in Desertification Negotiations.” Forthcoming in Global Environmental Policy (2004).
  • Adil Najam. 2000. “The Case for a Law of the Atmosphere” in Atmospheric Environment, 34(23): 4047-4049