The e-Course on International Environmental Governance is the second course of the Series of e-Learning Courses on International Environmenal Law. The overall goal of this course is to provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the role of the main actors involved in the development of international environmental law who formulate policy instruments and negotiate and conclude Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). This knowledge is necessary to identify the shortcomings of the current international environmental governance regime.
- Define the concept of International Environmental Governance (IEG) and identify its main actors.
- Identify the main elements of IEG and list the fundamental principles of good environmental governance.
- Identify the role of the United Nations bodies, agencies and programmes for development and implementation of international environmental law and policy.
- Identify and describe the role of MEA bodies and Non-State actors in international law and policy-making and in their implementation.
- Recommend a specific legal instrument to deal with a particular international environmental problem and consider a more suitable forum to negotiate such a legal instrument.
- Identify the shortcomings and strengths of the current IEG regime and describe the approaches for reforming it.
- Recommend a particular approach for reforming the current IEG regime.