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Would a United Nations Environment Organization Help to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals?

Would a United Nations Environment Organization Help to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals?

In this article Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Ecologic Senior Fellow, discusses the need for international environmental governance reform, the advantages and disadvantages of creating a United Nations Environment Organization (UNEO) and its potential in helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

The article concludes that a UNEO – as a United Nations specialized agency – may have greater political clout than the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) currently commands, which is only a programme based on a resolution of the General Assembly. Given its increased political weight, a UNEO could be a better tool to address environmental needs in developing countries, and help to achieve poverty and development goals.

The article can be downloaded from Blackwell Publishing against payment.


Citation

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils 2006: "Would a United Nations Environment Organization Help to Achieve the Millenium Developement Goals?", in RECIEL, Vol. 15 (2006), p. 23-29.

Language
English
Publisher
Year
2006
Published In
Journal: RECIEL , Vol. 15
ISSN
0962 8797, 2050-0394 (Online)
Dimension
7 pp.
Table of Contents
  • Outcome of the 2005 UN Millenium Summit
  • Efforts to Reform International Environmental Governance
  • The Need for Better Governance
  • The Potential of a UNEO for the Fulfilment of MDGS:
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Conclusion
Keywords
environmental, governance, United Nations, UN, organisation, UNEO, millenium, development, goals MDGS, sustainability, international