Newsletter May 2001

Please send all announcements, information, queries, reviews, help wanted, etc. to Ronnie Lipschutz, rlipsch@cats.ucsc.edu, 260 Stevenson College, UC-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, Phone: 831-459-3275; fax: 831-459-3334. The next full issue will probably be out in August. Keep those e-mails coming! Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might find it interesting.

CONTENTS

ISA & SECTION NEWS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ON THE WEB

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

REQUESTS

ISA & SECTION NEWS

LAST CALL ON PANELS & PAPERS: Next year’s meeting is in March 24-27 in New Orleans (note the change to Saturday to Wednesday schedule). The topic is “Dissolving Boundaries: Comparative Politics and International Relations.” The following panel proposals are on offer. If you are interested in proposing a paper, please e-mail the contact person listed after each topic. Submit paper proposals directly to Don Munton at: munton@unbc.edu

1. “The Impact of External Sources on Domestic Environmental Policy” (Barbara Jancar-Webster, bjancar@brockport.edu)

2. “Post-Soviet Environmental Issues” (Shannon O’Lear, srolear@ilstu.edu)

3. “Rio plus Ten” (Ken Conca, kconca@gvpt.umd.edu)

4.”Desertification and Land Degradation” (Elisabeth Corell, ecorell@ui.se)

5. “Simulating International Environmental Policy” (Detlef Sprinz, dsprinz@pik-potsdam.de)

6. “Environment and Human security” (Shin-Wa Lee, swlee@korea.ac.kr)

7. “City and Local Actors in Global Environmental Politics” (David Reese, dareese@lamar.colostate.edu

8. “Non-regimes” (Rado Dimitrov, rado@polisci.umn.edu)

9. “Regime Effectiveness and International Organization” (Andreas Obser, aobser@rz.uni-potsdam.de)

10. “Biodiversity” (Philippe LePrestre, le_prestre.philippe@uqam.ca)

11. “Mad Cows and Englishmen, and GMOs” (Marcus Schaper, m.schaper@aspenberlin.org)

12. “International Chemical Issues and the Environment.” (Henrik Selin (henrik.selin@ituf.liu.se))

13. “Science and Policy: Case Studies in the International Environment” (Gary Bryner, gary.bryner@colorado.edu and Neil Harrison nharriso@uwyo.edu)

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS: Peter Dauvergne, editor of this new journal, with which ESS is affiliated, urges all ESS members to be sure the library at their institution has subscribed. Information can be found on the MIT Press web site, at: http://www.mitpress.mit.edu/GEP

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT: Case Studies in Knowledge and Politics.”
Neil Harrison and Gary Bryner would like to remind ESS members that the deadline for submitting chapter proposals is fast approaching. If you need a copy of the Call for Proposals e-mail to nharriso@uwyo.edu or gary.bryner@colorado.edu.

ECPR/4th PAN-EUROPEAN IR CONFERENCE: September 6-10 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. It is too late to submit paper proposals, but you can still register: www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/genconf/registration.htm

WORKSHOP AT THE 4TH PAN-EUROPEAN IR CONFERENCE: 8-10 September 2001, “Security and the Environment in the Mediterranean in the 20th Century – Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflicts.” For information: http://www.afes-press.de/html/canterbury.htm

WATER CONFERENCES:

IV Inter-American Dialogue on Water Management (D4) at www.iwrn.net, September 2-6.
IV Water Information Summit (WIS 4) at www.waterweb.org, October 25-27.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALS: Wil Burns of the Pacific Institute in Oakland has compiled a list of environmental journals which he intends to post to the GEP-ED list. In the meantime, you can e-mail him at wburns@pacinst.org and request a copy.

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS reading list: Kate O’Neill (UC-Berkeley) has compiled a reading list in International Environmental Politics, at: psclasses.ucdavis.edu/pol107/IEPcitations.rtf. If you would like to add to this list, please e-mail her at: koneill@nature.berkeley.edu

CANSEE CONFERENCE: The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics will hold its biennial national conference August 23 to 25, 2001 at McGill University on the subject of, “Ecological Sustainability of the Global Market Economy.” Co-hosted by the McGill School of Environment (MSE) and Concordia Universiy. For information, contact: Teresa Alper, Special Projects, McGill School of Environment, 3534 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7, ph. (514) 398-5826, fax (514) 398-1643, email outreach@mse.mcgill.ca , or see: www.mcgill.ca/mse/cansee.

GLOBALIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A conference on “Globalization and the Environment: Prospects and Perils” will be held Friday August 17, 2001 in Anaheim, California. For more information contact Paul K. Gellert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Rural Sociology, Cornell University, 337 Warren Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853, ph. (607) 255-6237, Fax. (607) 254-2896, email pkg1@cornell.edu . See abstracts and papers at the website: soc.ucdavis.edu/~sporiain/globalenv/

CHILDREN’S HEALTH: The “Children’s Environmental Health II: A Global Forum for Action” will take place in Washington D.C. Sept 8-11, 2001. For more information contact Don Houston, Director, Environmental Programs, Canadian Institute of Child Health, 384 Bank St., Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Y4, ph. (613) 230-8838 ext. 231, fax (613) 230-6654, e-mail dhouston@cich.ca, or see: www.cich.ca/global.htm .

VOLUNTARY ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are hosting a workshop for grant award recipients conducting research in the area of voluntary environmental performance. The workshop will highlight research that examines economic and other motivations for companies to go beyond compliance requirements. The meeting will be held June 4, 2001 in the Horizon Ballroom of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC. An online registration system has been established for this meeting. For further information contact Susan Carrillo US EPA, ph. (202) 564-4664, email carrillo.susan @epa.gov . Or contact Ann Bostrom NSF ph. (703) 292-7263, email abostrom@epa.gov . The registration system can be accessed through EPA’s Web Site for the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) under the Calendar of Events www.epa.gov/ncerqa/ncqcalen.html.

ON THE WEB

ENB REPORTS ON IPCC: The Earth Negotiations Bulletin reports on the April IPCC meeting in Kenya, at: http:// www.iisd.ca/linkages/vol12/enb12165e.html

WHAT’S A PRONK? David Victor comments on the “Pronk Text,” at: http://www.cfr.org/kyoto

CEPS Policy Brief – Reinventing the Climate Negotiations: an Analysis of COP6: A new CEPS policy brief, “Reinventing the Climate Negotiations: an Analysis of COP6” discusses the reasons for the failure of the negotiations in The Hague and suggests how the European Union can move the climate negotiations forward.Contact details: Christian Egenhofer, Senior Fellow, CEPS. Tel. 32 2 229 3960; 32 2 346 6560; fax: 32 2 219 4151; email: cegenhofer@ceps.be

SD ONLINE has new links and a new address: www.sd-online.net

KYOTO: The article “Implementing the Kyoto Mechanisms: Potential Contributions by Financial Institutions” recently published in “Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance – Issues and Practice” is now available for downloading at http://www.iwoe.unisg.ch/kyoto  under “Publications.”

MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT: The web site of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Nepal, is at: http://www.icimod.org

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: Water Web Ring at: www.waterweb.org/ringinfo.html

TOXICS: “Ignorance is Toxic Bliss: The Secret War on Our Right-To-Know” at: http://www.mapcruzin.com/right-to-know-issues.htm

MEMO TO THE PRESIDENT—”The Energy-Climate Challenge,” by John Holdren, at: http://www.aspeninst.org/eee/pdfs/holdren.pdf

CLIMATE EQUITY OBSERVER: The most recent issue can be found at: http://www.ecoequity.org/ceo/ceo_2_1.htm

GREEN PURCHASING: CLEI-Eco-Procurement Programme RELIEF, a three-year research project on green purchasing can be found at: http://www.iclei.org/ecoprocura/relief

YOUR CO-2 FOOTPRINT: You can calculate this at WRI’s new website, at: http://www.wri.org/press/safeclimate.html

ARCTIC RESEARCH & MONITORING, at: http://www.amap.no/pd2000.htm

LOOKING TO TRADE CARBON? (It’s the new “Hot Thing” after dot coms.) See: ECOCARBON, at http://www.ecocarbon.org.au

INTERNATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING ASSOCIATION, at: http://www.ieta.org/

THE CARBON TRADER, at: http://www.thecarbontrader.com/

EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE: Lester Brown and his band of renown have started a new environmental organization. See: http://www.earth-policy.org

STI: The Science, Technology and Innovation Program at Harvard University distributes information on research and training opportunities on issues related to science, technology and sustainable development.

FORESTS? IN AMAZONIA? The latest data about the deforestation of the Amazon forest in Brazil, researched annualy by Inpe (Federal Space Research Institute) is available at http://www.amazonia.org.br/ingles

THE CIA ON (Y)OUR FUTURE: “Global Trends 2015” at: http://www.africa2000.com/INDX/trends2015.html

CLIMATE INFORMATION DIGEST: The IRI Climate Information Digest is a monthly web publication at: http://iri.ldeo.columbia.edu/climate/cid/

FISHERIES LAW: International Guide to Fisheries Law at: http://www.oceanlaw.net

THREE NEW CICERO POLICY PAPERS:

CICERO Working Paper 2001-03: Malvik, Henrik and Hege Westskog, “The Kyoto mechanisms and the quest for compliance: Unresolved issues and potential pitfalls,” at: http://www.cicero.uio.no/publications/detail.asp?publication_id=1219&lang=en&navigation=no

CICERO Working Paper 2001-02: Aaheim, H. Asbjørn and Camilla Bretteville,”Decision-making frameworks for climate policy under uncertainty,” at: http://www.cicero.uio.no/publications/detail.asp?publication_id=1268&lang=en&navigation=no

CICERO Working Paper 2001-01: Aaheim, H. AsbjØrn, “Impatience and climate policy,” at: http://www.cicero.uio.no/publications/detail.asp?publication_id=1269&lang=en&navigation=no

CICERONE, the bi-monthly publication of CICERO, at: http://www.cicero.uio.no/index_e.asp

GLOBAL CHANGE: The US Global Change Research Program has updated its “What’s New” page. See: http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/new.htm

CLIMATE NETWORK EUROPE has pages on EU energy and greenhouse gas issues at: http://www.climnet.org/resources/resources.htm#euenergy . Also check out the ‘latest news’ on climate change in Europe at: http://www.climnet.org/news/news.htm

IPIECA “Climate Change: A Glossary of Terms” contains over one-hundred and fifty commonly used climate change terms. The glossary can be accessed from the IPIECA website at http://www.ipieca.org/downloads/Glossary_3rd_edition.pdf

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

William C.G. Burns, From the Harpoon to the Heat: Climate Change and the International Whaling Commission in the 21st Century, 13(2) Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 335-359 (Winter 2001).

William C.G. Burns, Are Sinks Sunk?, 6(4) Global Change 10 (Winter 2001)

Kelly Kollman and Aseem Prakash. “EMS as Clubs: Explaining Cross-National Variations.” Policy Sciences. Forthcoming.

Aseem Prakash. “Why Do Firms Adopt Beyond-Compliance Environmental Policies?” Business Strategy and the Environment. Forthcoming.

Kelly Kollman and Aseem Prakash.2001. “Green by Choice? Cross-National Variations in Firms’ Responses to EMS-based Environmental Regimes.” World Politics, 53 (April): 399-430.

Janssen, J. (2000), “Implementing the Kyoto Mechanisms – Potential Contributions by Banks and Insurance Companies”, in: Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance – Issues and Practice 25 (4), 602-618.

Janssen, J. (2000), Will Joint Implementation Survive International Emissions Trading? Distinguishing the Kyoto Mechanisms, Working Paper Nota di Lavoro 60.00, Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei FEEM, Milan.

Springer, U. (2000), “GATS and the Kyoto Mechanisms: Open Markets for Climate Change Mitigation Services?” in: Swiss Review of International Economic Relations 55, 65-84.

Jonathan M. Harris, Timothy Wise, Kevin Gallagher, and Neva R. Goodwin, Editors, A Survey of Sustainable Development (Island Press, 2001).

John Mitchell with Koji Morita, Norman Selley and Jonathan Stern, The New Economy of Oil: Impacts on Business, Geopolitics and Society (RIIA, London, 2001).

Duncan Brack, Fanny Calder and Muge Dolun, From Rio to Johannesburg: The Earth Summit and Rio+10 (RIIA, London, 2001).

MOBILIZATION: The Spring 2001 issue of Mobilization: An International Journal is devoted to the theme, “Globalization and Resistance.” The special issue is guest edited by Jackie Smith, and the issue includes several articles on environmental movements, including ones on the Seattle anti-WTO protests (Jackie Smith), Canadian and transnational networks against trade liberalization in the Americas (Jeffrey Ayres), the mobilization of Japanese NGOs around the Kyoto Climate Change Negotiations (Kim Reimann),

and the formation of NGO-IGO networks by environmental groups (Elisabeth Schaefer Caniglia).

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 77, #2 (April 2001) is a special issue on Climate Change & the Hague COP:

  • Christiaan Vrolijk (RIIA) introduces the articles and offers some solutions for progress at Bonn
  • Michael Grubb (Imperial College London, and RIIA) and Farhana Yamin (Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, FIELD) analyse the climate collapse at The hague
  • Hermann Ott (Wuppertal Institute) suggests EU leadership and other ways of breaking the deadlock
  • Henry Jacoby and David Reiner (both at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT) write about putting a Kyoto-style agreement back on track  Chad Carpenter (International Institute for Sustainable Development,  IISD) assesses the role of NGO’s, business and media
  • Clair Gough and Simon Shackley (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research) explore the epistemic community contribution to the debate
  • Hermann Ott’s article, “Climate Change: An Important Foreign Policy Issue,” International Affairs 77, #2 (April 2001), can be found at:   www.wupperinst.org.
  • Jan Jaap Bouma, Marcel Jeucken, and Leon Klinkers, Sustainable Banking: The Greening of Finance, March 2001. ISBN 1 874719 38 1. (Greenleaf, published in association with Deloitte & Touche). To view Chapter 32 (“Can financial institutions contribute to sustainability?”) online, see: http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/catalogue/banking.htm

    Diana Tussie, editor, The Environment and International Trade Negotiations : Developing Country Stakes,” (Basingstoke : Macmillan Press ; New York, N.Y.: St. Martin’s Press in association with International Development Research Centre, 2000.)

    JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

    NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, POPULATION & ENVIRONMENT SPECIALIST: Nation’s largest conservation organization has an opportunity in its Great Lakes Natural Resource Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) for a Population & Environment Specialist with an estimated start date of August 20, 2001.
    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree desirable) in environmental studies or related field; energetic/self-starter; two years experience with any combination of public education and outreach, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and policy analysis and development; excellent oral and written communication skills; willingness to travel; demonstrated commitment to the issues of population and environment; international development experience a plus; and computer proficiency including Microsoft Access and other database programs. Competitive salary and NWF has an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume with salary history and requirements to: Karin M. Krchnak, Population & Environment Program Manager, National Wildlife Federation, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20036, or via email at krchnak@nwf.org or via facsimile at (202) 797-5486. Prospective candidates will be contacted for interviews. See
    http://www.nwf.org

    POPULATION STUDIES POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH: Position at the University of Michigan WITH The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. postdoctoral research position to work on a study of population and environment since 1880 in the U.S. Great Plains. Two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal; flexible start date beginning after August 1, 2001. Requirements include a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, a strong research background, and an interest in the relationship between population and the environment. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and appropriate supporting material to Myron Gutmann, ICPSR, University of Michigan, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106-1248. Email inquiries can be sent to myron@prc.utexas.edu.

    EXPERIENCED ENERGY EXPERT ON EASTERN EUROPE: Policy studies is one of the priorities of the Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN). Policy Studies is also the name of the unit that offers independent advice in the area of energy and environment to both public authorities and private parties in the Netherlands and abroad. European energy policy studies focus on energy conservation, renewable energy and long-term energy planning. The EU, the Netherlands and international multilateral donors support countries in Eastern Europe in the development and implementation of national energy policy and regulation, with special attention to EU accession. Also, the Dutch government is very active in international climate change policy, among others in Joint Implementation in Eastern Europe. The position involves management of studies and projects in these areas, often in co-operation with local partners or foreign institutions. The projects are carried out for the Dutch government, the EU, authorities in Eastern-European countries, multilateral organisations, and industry. Applicants should have a technical or economic academic background with knowledge of the energy sector, and experience with energy policy as well as the implementation of international projects. For more information please contact Mr. M.J.J. Scheepers, M.Sc. (telephone: +31 224 56 4436, or e-mail: scheepers@ecn.nl). See also www.ecn.nl. Send applications and a CV to: ECN Human Resources, attn. Ms. A.C. Kruidenier, P.O. Box 1, 1755 ZG PETTEN, The Netherlands (or e-mail to: p+o@ecn.nl), referring to number BS-75/104.

    GEOGRAPHY: The Department of Geography at Syracuse University invites applicants for a Visiting Post-Doctoral Instructor in Human Geography for academic year 2001-2002, beginning August 27, 2001. It seeks a Human Geographer to teach courses in Global Environmental and Population Change, and also to teach a regional course from among the following: USA, Former USSR, China, South Asia, or Africa. The successful candidate will be responsible for four different courses, two in each semester. A Ph.D. at time of appointment is preferred. The deadline for application is June 4, 2001. Applicants should send a detailed C.V., accompanied by a letter of application indicating research interests, teaching experience, and the names of three referees, to: John Western, Chair, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1020. E-mail jcwester@maxwell.syr.edu

    FORESTRY: The School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is seeking applicants for a full-time, calendar year, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The appointment will be approximately 60% research and 40% teaching. qualifications include a Ph.D. in forest soils with background desired in eco-physiology, herbicides and related general forestry expertise. Applicants should send a resume, a letter of application, academic transcripts and names and telephone numbers of three references to: Search Committee, School of Forest Resources, P.O. Box 3468, Monticello, AR 71656-3468. Applications will be received until July 1, 2001, or until the position is filled. Inquiries may be made to Dr. Richard A. Kluender, Dean/Director, (870) 460-1052, e-mail SFR DEAN@UAMONT.EDU.

    RESEARCHER – VERIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS: Applications are invited for a researcher to conduct policy-relevant research into the monitoring and verification of international environmental agreements, notably the 1992 Climate Change Convention and its Kyoto Protocol. Applicants should have a higher degree in environmental or other physical sciences or other relevant field, or equivalent experience. Demonstrated interest in environmental politics, English proficiency and ability to write for a generalist audience are essential. Salary range: £18,000-24,000. Closing date for applications: 8 June 2001. Send application letter addressing selection criteria with cv and 3 referee nominations to: Verification Research, Training and Information Centre VERTIC), Baird House, 15/17 St. Cross Street, London EC1N 8UW. Tel. 020 7440 6960. Fax. 020 7242 3266. Email administrator@vertic.org or see www.vertic.org. Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7440 6967; Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3266

    CHANGES OF ADDRESS

    Dr. Barbara Hogenboom. CEDLA – Center for Latin American Research and Documentation, Keizersgracht 397, 1016 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands, tel +31-20-5253383, fax +31-20-6255127, hogenboom@cedla.uva.nl, www.cedla.uva.nl