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Since the former Norwegian prime minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, led the World Commission on Sustainable Development, Norway has played an important role in international environmental co-operation. This volume looks at how this one state engaged international regimes in order to pursue its own national goals in the following issue areas: climate change, biodiversity, ozone depletion, air pollution, marine pollution and whaling. In doing so, it offers an innovative new approach to the study of international regime effectiveness and on linkages or interactions between international regimes.
International Regimes and Norway's Environmental Policy: Crossfire and Coherence
Contents: Introduction, Jon Birger Skjaerseth; Analytical framework, Jon Birger Skjaerseth; Whaling: peace at home, war abroad, Steinar Andresen; Ozone: a success story on all fronts?, Tom Naess; Air pollution: international success, domestic problems, Jorgen Wettestad; Marine pollution: international ambition, domestic resistance, Jon Birger Skjaerseth; Climate change: cost-effectiveness abroad, possibilities at home, Hans-Einar Lundli and Marit Reitan; Biodiversity: international bungee jump - domestic bungle, G. Kristin Rosendal; Comparative analysis and conclusions, Jon Birger Skjaerseth, Steinar Andresen, Hans-Einar Lundli, Tom Naess, Marit Reitan, G. Kristin Rosendal and Jorgen Wettestad; Index.