International Environmental Institutions

James Hollway

MINT038 | Spring | 6 ECTS

Neither individuals nor states can solve global environmental problems through unilateral action. Recognising this, states have established a myriad of international environmental institutions with varied designs and outcomes. This seminar investigates institutions governing a range of international environmental topics using themes drawn from the literature on international institutions. Thematically, the course concerns the creation, design, membership, operation, effectiveness and setting of international environmental institutions, and topically covers examples from a range of environmental issue areas including fisheries and forestry management, air and water pollution, energy and biodiversity. The aim is to enable students to develop a broad understanding of the evolution of institutions governing one or more specific international environmental topics of their choice.