Environment and globalization: five propositions

This paper outlines the nature of the linkages between environment and globalization, especially highlighting the fact that these are two-way linkages: not only can the processes of globalization impact the environment, but the dynamics of the environment can also impact and shape the nature of globalization. It begins exploring these linkages through the lens of five "propositions' that seek to highlight those elements that are particularly prescient for policy-making and policy-makers. The propositions do not seek to cover every aspect of the environment and globalization problematique. They are, instead, designed to highlight specific aspects of the relationship that are of particular salience in realizing key environment and globalization goals. The last section posits a set of suggested avenues for action on environment and globalization. This section is organized around the notion that better global governance is the key to managing both globalization and the global environment.