The Global Environmental Negotiations (GEN) series provide information on environment-related treaties, negotiations and institutions. Poles Apart, the second in the series of books on the politics of global environmental governance (GEN). This book contains updates on the issues dealt within the first report, Green Politics . It contains new chapters on five conventions and institutions.

Should Northern groups campaign to stop fossil fuel funding in the South?

Most Northern groups that dominate the civil society opinion making process within the climate convention have consistently ignored Southern demands for equity

The World Trade Organization s recent ministerial meet in Seattle, USA, will be remembered more for the protestors who turned the venue into a battlefield than for the controversial trade issues that were discussed. As the protestors grabbed the media s

The Kyoto agenda shuffled along at the recent climate change meeting in Bonn, but climate change mitigation was still not in sight

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification is a non starter. Administrative and financial matters get the better of any serious attempts to deal with global desertification. Though the desert is expanding, the North is not interested

Green Politics , the first in a series of publications on global environmental negotiations (GEN) provides a close analysis of important environment-related conventions and institutions from their origins, and demystifies the global politics behind 'saving the environment'. The book presents a first-ever comprehensive Southern perspective of the impact of global environmental governance on the real lives of real people.

The just concluded international conference on climate change in Buenos Aires saw the developing countries ranged against the US which was trying to impose greenhouse gas reduction targets on them. The US also managed to win over developing countries

Research departments in the UK are likely to lose out to international competition due to a severe shortage of equipment required for critical experiments in areas of current research. Multinational

This is a story of justice denied.
On February 13, 1996, the Supreme Court, the highest seat of justice in the country, ruled that five units of a particular company, producing toxic chemicals in Bichhri village in Rajasthan's Udaipur district, b