Institutions and environmental governance: A reconceptualization

Research article by Jouni Paavola on 15 Jun 2007

This article presents the conceptual revisions needed to extend the new institutional approach to environmental governance from its current local and international domains of application to all governance solutions, including national environmental and natural resource use policies and multi-level governance solutions that are increasingly used to address global environmental change. The article suggests that environmental […]

Corporations and the governance of environmental risk

Research article by Andy Gouldson on 1 Feb 2007

The authors sketch a framework within which the contributions to this theme issue can be understood. In particular, they discuss various frames of reference or ways of thinking that can be brought to bear on the challenges that arise in evaluating attempts to govern environmental risks. The discussion is divided into three sections. First, they […]

The fourteenth session of the UN commission on sustainable development: The energy session

Research article by James Van Alstine on 22 Jan 2007

The fourteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14) convened 1–12 May 2006, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, for the first year in a two-year cycle of debates focusing on energy for sustainable development, industrial development, air pollution/atmosphere, and climate change. Specifically, CSD-14’s mandate was to undertake […]