The Mediterranean environment : prospects for cooperation to solve the problems of the 1990s

by Robert J. Lempert, Gwen Farnsworth


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Nearly 70 environmental treaties have been signed during the last 20 years. They include major agreements designed to protect the ozone layer, to limit climate change, and to control the transport of hazardous waste. However, important questions remain concerning the effectiveness of these treaties and of international environmental organizations in achieving their objectives. This article constitutes a case study of the Mediterranean region and seeks to determine whether efforts to mobilize international environmental cooperation among widely differing nations have been effective and to see how successfully any agreements have been implemented.

Originally published in: Mediterranean Quarterly, v. 5, no. 4, Fall 1994, pp. 110-124.

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