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Protection of the Environment and the Role of the United Nations A Tale of Bureaucratic Wastefulness

Author Name: Rajendra Ramlogan | Format: Paperback | Genre : History & Politics | Other Details
Amazon Sales Rank: Ranked #46 in International Relations

This book provides a comprehensive review of the roles played by the various programmes, autonomous organisations, specialised agencies and departments of the United Nations in assisting the developing world in attaining environmental objectives. It would be seen that almost all the various components of the United Nations have embraced environmental protection as part of their portfolios. This indicates the growing investment by the United Nations in the environment, particularly in developing countries. The evidence would suggest that the absence of coordination and rationalisation of activities may undermine the ability of the United Nations to deliver effective and efficient environmental assistance to developing countries. Ultimately, this book proposes a drastic restructuring of the United Nations insofar as environmental matters are concerned, hoping that scarce international funds will be well utilised and provide better money for value in environmental investment in developing countries.

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Rajendra Ramlogan

Dr Rajendra Ramlogan is Professor of Commercial and Environmental Law at the University of the West Indies. He graduated with a doctorate in International Environmental Law from the University of Cambridge and New York University School of Law with a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies. He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies. Professor Ramlogan has published numerous books and articles covering subjects such as Sustainable Development, International Environmental Law, Environmental Refugees, Environmental Health, Environmental Crimes, Development and the Environment, and Environmental Democracy.

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