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The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance: Risks and Opportunities (GLOGOV)

This project adresses the current transformation of global environmental governance that can be described as:
a) increasing trans-nationalization, that is, the growing relevance of private and public actors beyond national governments;
b) increasing supra- and transgovernmentalisation; and
c) increasing fragmentation, that is, increasing segmentation of the policy process through additional layers of decision making and parallell systems of regulations.

The project is carried out by a network composed of a number of the leading scholars in Europe on global environmental governance. It is mainly to function as a base for discussion and dissemination.

External project page here.

FNI project leader: Steinar Andresen

Project period: 2008-2012


Gulbrandsen, Lars H., Transnational Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton (MA), USA, Edward Elgar, 2010, 213 p.

Auld, Graeme and Lars H. Gulbrandsen, 'Transparency in Nonstate Certification: Consequences for Accountability and Legitimacy'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 10, No 3, 2010, pp. 97-119.

Many more publications at
 Related focal points of research:

   Global environmental governance and law

Project funding:

   COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

 External cooperation partners:

   Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universitet, Amsterdam (coordinator)
   10 other European research institutions

Recent media coverage:

'Vil miljøreformere FN' ('UN Environmental Reform Urged'),, 18.03.2012. In Norwegian.

'Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance', Earth System Governance News, 16.03.2012.

'Forskere mener FN må forandres for å redde miljøet' ('Researchers Urge the UN to Change to Save Environment'), Nettavisen, 16.03.2012. In Norwegian.

'Fundamental Steps Needed Now in Global Redesign of Earth System Governance', Newswise, 16.03.2012.

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