Practice and Prospects with the UNECE Agreements
This book has analysed the potential and actual contribution of the UNECE environmental agreements to the development of transboundary environmental governance in Asia, and, as a result of the global application of many of the agreements, beyond. This final chapter summarises the findings of each of the preceding chapters; first in relation to each of the parts of the book, transboundary environmental governance, treaties and protocols, and combined effect and outlook; second regarding the relationship between the UNECE agreements and other Asian and MEAs considered in Chapter 2 and Chapter 8 (central Asia specifically); and third sketching an outline of what areas of transboundary environmental governance are absent from these regimes, which could be considered for future UNECE treaty development. In Part I transboundary environmental governance was defined, distinguished from related concepts, and situated in the framework of analysis – the Asian region. The relevance of Asia to the UNECE is because parts of Asia are geographically within the UNECE region (Russia and the eight states of the Caucasus and central Asia, and also Turkey and Israel in western Asia). It is also because the dominant environmental issues and governance concerns in Asia are of clear relevance to the content of the agreements; for example the potential for water and air pollution, and industrial accidents as a result of rapid development. Chapter 1 provided examples of typical environmental issues in the region and explained how the development of transboundary environmental governance has been the focus.
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