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Green Web-II - Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN Program/Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain Edition 2

With Reference to India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh

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August 2020
9788770221924
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    31st August 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221924
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$115.00
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September 2020
9788770221917
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    25th September 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221917
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$115.00

This second edition of the book Green Web-II - Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN Program / Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain: with reference to India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh investigates the IUCN’s role in global biodiversity conservation policy as well as in national program development in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It explores how nature protection priorities and approaches are promoted or addressed by IUCN, and how environment conservation policies are created and maintained in states of South Asia with different capacities. It also evaluates IUCN's competency in biodiversity, climate change, nature conservation and environmental policy formulation at the global, regional and country levels.

This book adds to our knowledge firstly by contributing to a small but growing body of work on the sociology of international organizations. International Governmental Organizations (IGOs), have previously been mainly the subject of political science. Secondly, it critically explores one of the largest and most active nature conservation organizations in the world. Thirdly, it also explores how IUCN actually goes about building protectoral programs with individual member nations. Finally, the research also shows the historical development of global institutions and IUCN’s activities with member nations in helping to define or redefine the concept of global governance. The outcomes of this research will also be beneficial for global collaboration, networking, and for the identification of common concerns among the many environmental and conservational organizations at the international and national level. In this broader sense, the research outcomes might be beneficial to constituencies of the global North as well as global South because of the nature and coverage of IUCN and its role in conservation policy formation. This effort may serve as a model for additional research on international organizations.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:

  • The Motivation for Environmental Conservation- How personal efforts make a difference
  • The Role of International Environment Conservation Organizations
  • The Political Economy of Organizations, Network theory, Institutional theory, Stakeholder theory, Governance theory
  • Governance performance and Competitiveness
  • Popularity indices
  • Knowledge creation and diffusion
  • Conservation commons

Preface; forwards, endorsements, introduction-The Power of Logo/ The brand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal's scenario in terms of strength; Theoretical frameworks, Political Economy of Organizations, Network theory, Institutional theory, Stakeholder theory, Governance theory; The IUCN-Organizational structure; Governance, World Conservation Congress; Business and Biodiversity-The program of controversies and focus, Economics and Environment Interlinked programs, Ecosystem Management Program (EMP), Environmental Law Program (ELP), Forest conservation Program (FCP); exploring IUCN’s failings – members perspective -View from the members in the IUCN system, The blind spots in IUCN’s principles and practices; Comments from Members: How they value IUCN; the strengths and weaknesses of IUCN-The framework of organizational evaluation, Major challenges of IUCN, The weaknesses of IUCN; comparative-Overview-The Case Studies of Bangladesh, India, Nepal And Pakistan -Governance performances, Competitiveness level in relation to the 12 pillars, Institutional competitiveness in global context, Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Environmental Conservation movement with focus on Forest conservation; IUCN and its role in conservation of nature-The IUCN in South Asia, IUCN’s roles in environmental regime creation in the region, Conservation programs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan; Theory, Knowledge Creation, and Knowledge Diffusion at IUCN for National and International Program Development; Conservation Commons, Conclusion-The popularity index of global conservation organizations, Annexes

Medani P. Bhandari

Prof. Medani P. Bhandari completed his M.A. in Anthropology (Nepal), M.Sc. Environmental System Monitoring and Analysis (the Netherlands), M.A. Sustainable International Development (USA), M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology (USA). He is dedicated to conservation of nature and natural resources and social empowerment through research and action projects. His purpose of life is to give or contribute to the society fullest through whatever he has earned, learned or experienced, within the Principles of “BASHUDAIVAKUTUMBAKKAM and Live and Let Others Live.” He has worked with various organizations as a consultant -UNEP/Adelaide University, UNDP, IUCN,WWF, WRI, Winrock International, the Japan Environment Education Forum, and the Pajaro Jai Foundation (PJF), along with others. During 2015–17, he served as a Professor of Natural Resources and Environment at the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. Bhandari’s major teaching and research specialties include: Sociological Theories and Practices; Environmental Health; Social and Environmental research methods, innovation, and policies; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; International Environmental Governance; Green Economy; Sustainability and Assessment of the Economic, Social and Environmental impacts on society and nature. In brief, Prof. Bhandari has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in social science and environment science. His field experience spans across Asia, Africa, North America, Western Europe, Post-Soviet Countries, Australia, Japan and the Middle East.

He has published 4 books (his recent book is Green Web-II: Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN, River Publishers, 2018) and more than 70 scholarly papers in international scientific journals. Currently, he is serving as a Professor of the Inter-Disciplinary Department – Natural Resource & Environment/Sustainability Studies, at the Akamai University, Hawaii and Professor of the Department of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Sumy State University (SSU) Ukraine; and International Program Coordinator, Atlantic State Legal Foundation, NY (remotely).

IUCN, Environment Conservation, Conservation Strategy, Resolution formation and implementation, Sustainable Development, Biodiversity -Forest Conservation, Park Management, Environmental Governance, Conservation Commissions, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Climate Change- Problems and consequences