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Environmental policy: Environmental policy comprises laws, regulations, and actions implemented by governments and organizations to address environmental challenges. It aims to manage natural resources, mitigate pollution, and promote sustainable practices. See also Environmental ethics, Climate change, Climate damages, Environmental justice, Generational justice.
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International Institutions on Environmental Policy - Dictionary of Arguments

Mause I 404f
Environmental Policy/International Institutions: over the past 20 years, the importance of international organisations and international environmental regimes (...) has increased enormously.(1)
United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP): founded in 1972.
UN-Conferences: Rio de Janairo 1992: international environmental agreements have been in existence since then, which are binding as contributions under international law for the ratifying states.(2)
Important climate agreements: Montreal Protocol 1987: on substances that destroy the ozone layer. (3)(4)
Federal Republic of Germany: for environmental policy in Germany, this meant above all the introduction of the right of association action and a strengthening of public participation in various planning procedures (Knopp 2005)(5).

>Emission permits
, >Emission reduction credits, >Emission targets, >Emissions, >Emissions trading, >Climate change, >Climate damage, >Energy policy, >Clean Energy Standards, >Climate data, >Climate history, >Climate justice, >Climate periods, >Climate targets, >Climate impact research, >Carbon price, >Carbon price coordination, >Carbon price strategies, >Carbon tax, >Carbon tax strategies.

1. Breitmeier, Helmut. Regieren in der globalen Umweltpolitik. Eine gemischte Bilanz zwischen Erfolgs- und Problemfällen. In Sektorale Weltordnungspolitik. Effektiv, gerecht und demokratisch? Hrsg. Helmut Breitmeier, Michèle Roth und Dieter Senghaas, 150– 171. Baden-Baden 2009.
2. Simonis, Udo E. 2006. Auf dem Weg zur Weltumweltpolitik – und zur notwendigen Reform der Vereinten Nationen. Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB).
3. Ibid. p. 15ff.
4. Sebastian Oberthür, Die Wirksamkeit von Verrechtlichung. Die Compliance-Mechanismen internationaler Umweltregime. In Politik und Umwelt. PVS-Sonderheft, Hrsg. Klaus Jacob, Frank Biermann, Per-Olof Busch und Peter H. Feindt, Bd. 39, 73– 93. Wiesbaden 2007. OECD. 2012. OECD-Umweltprüfberichte.
5. Lothar Knopp. 2005. Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligungsgesetz und Umwelt-Rechtsbehelfsgesetz. Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht 16: 281– 336.

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International Institutions
Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
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