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The verification of international conventions on protection of the environment and common resources. A comparative analysis of the instruments and procedures for international verification with the example of thirteen conventions

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Abstract

The results of the analysis are the following: Rules on the compliance examination by the conventions member states are laid down in the 13 conventions examined. However, they are generally imprecise and not wide ranging. The member states are indeed obliged to make declarations. The verification process is usually formulated in a very general manner: verification of national implementation reports is only explicitly envisaged in six conventions. Several explanations can be put forward for such weak verification provisions in environmental and resource protection conventions. One goes that international environmental policy either does not objectively affect any political field relevant to (inter)national security and power politics or else is not perceived as a security policy. Therefore there is at best little need for verification. Nevertheless, there are some strong arguments pointing to a gradual development in the interlinkage of security and the environment. Above all the discussion an a convention to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions up to 60% seems to be moving in this direction. (orig./HSCH).
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Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
Juel-2495
Reference Number:
SCA: 290300; 290400; PA: DE-92:000693; SN: 92000645572
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1991
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; VERIFICATION; COMPLIANCE; LEGAL ASPECTS; POLITICAL ASPECTS; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; SECURITY; 290300; 290400; ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY; ENERGY RESOURCES
OSTI ID:
10113576
Research Organizations:
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Germany). Programmgruppe Technologiefolgenforschung
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92759274; TRN: DE9200693
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
38 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Fischer, W. The verification of international conventions on protection of the environment and common resources. A comparative analysis of the instruments and procedures for international verification with the example of thirteen conventions. Germany: N. p., 1991. Web.
Fischer, W. The verification of international conventions on protection of the environment and common resources. A comparative analysis of the instruments and procedures for international verification with the example of thirteen conventions. Germany.
Fischer, W. 1991. "The verification of international conventions on protection of the environment and common resources. A comparative analysis of the instruments and procedures for international verification with the example of thirteen conventions." Germany.
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title = {The verification of international conventions on protection of the environment and common resources. A comparative analysis of the instruments and procedures for international verification with the example of thirteen conventions}
author = {Fischer, W}
abstractNote = {The results of the analysis are the following: Rules on the compliance examination by the conventions member states are laid down in the 13 conventions examined. However, they are generally imprecise and not wide ranging. The member states are indeed obliged to make declarations. The verification process is usually formulated in a very general manner: verification of national implementation reports is only explicitly envisaged in six conventions. Several explanations can be put forward for such weak verification provisions in environmental and resource protection conventions. One goes that international environmental policy either does not objectively affect any political field relevant to (inter)national security and power politics or else is not perceived as a security policy. Therefore there is at best little need for verification. Nevertheless, there are some strong arguments pointing to a gradual development in the interlinkage of security and the environment. Above all the discussion an a convention to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions up to 60% seems to be moving in this direction. (orig./HSCH).}
place = {Germany}
year = {1991}
month = {Jul}
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