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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
- ISBN 9788770221924
- Language English
- Pages 250 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
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- ISBN 9788770221917
- Language English
- Pages 250 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
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