GEG Project Director Discusses Global Environmental Governance with Alternatives Economiques
February 1, 2010  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

The preeminent French economic journal, Alternatives Economiques, interviewed Global Environmental Governance Project Director Dr. Maria Ivanova on the present condition of the global environmental governance system. The current system, argues Dr. Ivanova, must be reformed. “The effectiveness of the governance system is reduced because  numerous institutions establish their own norms and follow their own policies without cooperation or coordination.” Instead, a proactive institutional mechanism with the means to inform, set standards, mobilize different stakeholders  and hold actors accountable should be established. The most important precondition for the creation of an effective, legitimate and equitable system for global environmental governance, Dr. Ivanova says, is a “rethinking of our moral and ethical values and the development of a new ethic of global citizenship.” Read the interview transcript in French and in English.

About the Author :

Maria Ivanova is the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Associate Professor at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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