11.364 International Environmental Treaties and Their Implementation


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Examines the history and dynamics of international environmental treaty-making, or what is called environmental diplomacy. Emphasis is on climate change and other atmospheric, marine resource, global waste management and sustainability-related treaties and the problems of implementing them. Reviews the legal, economic, and political dynamics of managing shared resources, involving civil society on a global basis, and enforcing transboundary agreements. Focuses especially on principles from international relations, international law, environmental management and negotiation theory as they relate to common-pool resource management.

This class has 11.601, and 11.255 as prerequisites.

11.364 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by L. Susskind.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2012 Subject Evaluations, 11.364 was rated 7.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the DSpace@MIT: 11.364 International Environmental Negotiation, Fall 2002 site or on the 11.364 Stellar site.

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