In the last generation, the frequency and magnitude of environmental degradation has been unprecedented. Partly as a result, environmental problems are increasingly global in nature, even as many the effects of “traditional” environmental issues such as air and water pollution, and waste management, persist and worsen. The situation is so dire that many problems have already achieved, or are heading towards irreversible changes with negative consequences for a healthy planet.
Norichika Kanie is an Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies. He serves as a scientific steering committee member of the Earth Systems Governance project of IHDP, and is the leader of a project on Sustainable Development Goals (www.post2015.jp) sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Japan.
Peter M. Haas is a Professor of Political Science University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Steinar Andresen is a Research Professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI). He is also a Professor II (part time position) at the PluriCourts Center of Excellence, University of Oslo.
Graeme Auld is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in the School of Public Policy and Administration.
Benjamin Cashore is a Professor of Environmental Governance & Political Science at Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Pamela S. Chasek is a Professor of Government and Director of International Studies Program at Manhattan College. She is also co-founder and executive editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations.
Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira is Assistant Director and Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies.
Stefan Renckens is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Politics at Yale University.
Olav Schram Stokke is a Professor at the University of Oslo and a research professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.
Casey Stevens is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.
Stacy D. VanDeveer is an Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire.
Masahiko Iguchi is a researcher and Ph.D candidate at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
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