The International Peace Institute recently published the report of its roundtable discussion on reform options for international environmental governance, which highlights the need for coherence and cooperation within the UN system.
The meeting, held on 14 December 2011, in New York, US, featured discussions on the current challenges for international environmental governance, system-wide frameworks and strategic engagement at the regional and country levels. The report highlights that international environmental governance reforms should build on existing successful examples of coherence, coordination and consolidation, and should design solutions that support national strategies.
It also underlines that: the proliferation of multilateral environmental agreements has created opportunities for synergies among conventions; these conventions must consider the national-level context in order to ensure effective implementation; and joint agency coordination is possible and has already been successfully implemented in some cases.
To read the publication click here.
For the original post and summary of the event click here.
Prof. Maria Ivanova presented on financing for the environment during the discussions.