Global Environmental Governance: Issues, Actors, and Challenges

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Wuttikorn Chuwattananurak

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This article examines global environmental governance through the concept of global governance. It seeks to argue that, apart from states, non-state actors such as intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), multinational corporations (MNCs), scientists and environmental experts, and individuals also play a vital role and have legitimacy or exercise their authority to manage issues in the global environmental governance. However, challenges faced by the global environmental governance are at least five-fold: the measurement of environmental values, particularly in economic terms; the de-prioritization of environmental problems; the exploitation and misuse of efforts to solve and manage environmental problems; the role of state in maintaining some vital decisions in the global environmental governance; and the limitations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a lynchpin of the global environmental governance.

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Chuwattananurak, W. (2019). Global Environmental Governance: Issues, Actors, and Challenges. Political Science and Public Administration Journal, 10(1), 195-230. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/polscicmujournal/article/view/120920
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