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Institutional Interaction between the EU and International Environmental Agreements

This projects aims at analysing the interaction between the development of EU environmental regulations and 'parallel' international regimes and organizations. Given the differences in institutional structures and dynamics, this interaction may both restrain and promote the development and implementation of policies. For instance, take climate politics: Has the low degree of progress in international climate negotiations had impact on and slowed down the development of EU climate policies - or is it more correct to say that the EU has benefited from valuable discussions and clarifications within the wider international system? And what has the development of EU climate policies meant for the international development, in both positive and negative terms? In addition, the interaction and integration of various policy areas within the EU will be analysed. The project has been developed in cooperation between FNI and research communities in Germany and the UK. The areas covered by the study include climate, ozone, trade in endangered species, marine pollution, air pollution, biological diversity and fishery management. FNI has the main responsibility for the 4 last areas.

External project homepage is here


FNI project leader: Jørgen Wettestad


Project period: 2000-2003


Publications:

Books, book chapters and journal articles:

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, Olav Schram Stokke and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Soft Law, Hard Law, and Effective Implementation of International Environmental Norms'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 6, No 3, 2006, pp. 104-120.

Rosendal, G. Kristin, 'The Convention on Biological Diversity: Tensions with the WTO TRIPS Agreement over Access to Genetic Resources and the Sharing of Benefits'. In Oberthür, Sebastian and Thomas Gehring (eds), Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance - Synergy and Conflict among International and EU Policies. Cambridge (MA), MIT Press, 2006, pp. 79-102.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Protecting the Northeast Atlantic: One problem, Three Institutions'. In Oberthür, Sebastian and Thomas Gehring (eds), Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance - Synergy and Conflict among International and EU Policies. Cambridge (MA), MIT Press, 2006, pp. 103-125.

Stokke, Olav Schram and Clare Coffey, 'Institutional Interplay and Responsible Fisheries: Combating Subsidies, Developing Precaution'. In Oberthür, Sebastian and Thomas Gehring (eds), Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance - Synergy and Conflict among International and EU Policies. Cambridge (MA), MIT Press, 2006, pp. 127-150.

Wettestad, Jørgen, 'The EU Air Quality Framework Directive: Shaped and Saved by Interaction?'. In Oberthür, Sebastian and Thomas Gehring (eds), Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance - Synergy and Conflict among International and EU Policies. Cambridge (MA), MIT Press, 2006, pp. 285-307.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Protecting the North-East Atlantic: Enhancing Synergies by Institutional Interplay'. Marine Policy, Vol 30, No 2, 2006, pp. 157-166.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Understanding the Effectiveness of EU Environmental Policy: How Can Regime Analysis Contribute?'. Environmental Politics, Vol 11, No 3, 2002, pp. 99-121.

Stokke, Olav Schram (ed.), Governing High Sea Fisheries. The interplay of global and regional regimes. Oxford University Press, 2001. 365 p.

Rosendal, G. Kristin, 'Impacts of Overlapping International Regimes: The Case of Biodiversity'. Global Governance, Vol 7, 2001, pp. 95-117.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Managing Fisheries in the Barents Sea Loophole: Interplay with the UN Fish Stocks Agreement'. Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 32, No 3, 2001, pp. 241-62.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Managing Straddling Stocks: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes'. Ocean and Coastal Management, Vol 43, 2000, pp. 205-34.

Internal reports and conference papers:

Rosendal, G. Kristin, Interacting International Institutions: The Convention on Biological Diversity and TRIPs – Regulating Access to Genetic Resources. Paper for the 2003 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Portland, Oregon, 26 February – 1 March 2003.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, Protecting the North-East Atlantic: Enhancing synergies by institutional design. Paper for the 2003 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Portland, Oregon, 26 February – 1 March 2003.

Stokke, Olav Schram and Clare Coffey, Combating Subsidies, Developing Precaution: Institutional Interplay and Responsible Fisheries. Paper for the 2003 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Portland, Oregon, 26 February – 1 March 2003.

Wettestad, Jørgen and Andrew Farmer, The Eu Air Quality Framework Directive: Shaped And Saved By Interaction?. Paper for the 2003 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Portland, Oregon, 26 February – 1 March, 2003.

Stokke,Olav Schram, The Interplay of International Regimes: Putting Effectiveness Theory to Work?. FNI Report 14/2001. Lysaker, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2001.

Rosendal, Kristin, Institutional interaction in conservation and management of biodiversity: An inventory. Inventory paper. Lysaker, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2001.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, The International Regime on the Protection of the North-East Atlantic: A good neighbour. Inventory paper. Lysaker, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2001.

Stokke, Olav Schram and Clare Coffey, Institutional Interaction in High Seas Fisheries Management: An Inventory. Inventory paper. Lysaker and London, Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Institute for European Environmental Policy, 2001.

Wettestad, Jørgen and Andrew Farmer, The EU Air Quality Framework Directive: EU Pitcher; International Catcher. Inventory paper. Lysaker and London, Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Institute for European Environmental Policy, 2001.


More publications can be found on the project homepage here
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 Related focal points of research:

   European energy and environmental politics
   Law of the Sea and marine affairs


Project funding:

   The EU Commission
   The Research Council of Norway


 External cooperation partners:

   Ecologic, Berlin
   Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), London
   Foundation for International Law and Development (FIELD), London



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