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  • Randall Hunt
    ... Randall Hunt randhunt@wildapache.net DREAM LARGE DREAMS BECAUSE SMALL DREAMS HAVE NO POWER TO INSPIRE
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      >Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 11:11:26 -0500
      >To: placecomm@...
      >From: Thomas Dean <thomas-k-dean@...>
      >Subject: [PlaceComm] Call For Papers:Environmental Agreements
      >
      >[From the ASLE--Assoc. for the Study of Literature and Environment--list.
      >--Tom]
      >
      >
      >>PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY
      >>
      >>A =D4Call For Papers=D5 on 'Environmental Agreements: Process, Practice, and
      >>Future Trends'
      >>
      >>Greenleaf Publishing invites papers for a book project in the area of
      >>
      >>Environmental Agreements: Process, Practice and Future Trends
      >>
      >>Environmental Agreements (EAs) between government authorities and
      >>industry, unions and NGOs, to address particular environmental
      >>challenges are increasingly being looked to as a new, low-cost and
      >>potentially effective means of solving environmental concerns. They have
      >>become a commonly used environmental policy tool and take many forms,
      >>for example, as agreements between central and local governments and
      >>industry in the Netherlands and as association-wide gentleman's
      >>agreements in Germany. Some are focused on supporting the implementation
      >>of particular directives (Packaging waste in Sweden and Denmark), and
      >>others focused on particular sectors (cement in France, pulp paper in
      >>Portugal, and chemicals in the Netherlands).
      >>
      >>Their most original component lies in multi-stakeholder collaboration:
      >>from the negotiation of choosing an EA to address the particular
      >>environmental concern; to negotiation over the design and structure of
      >>the EA; to implementation, development and review. The EA offers a
      >>potential route for the sharing of responsibility across stakeholder
      >>groups.
      >>
      >>While many criticisms of the performance of EAs are valid, historically,
      >>stakeholders have often lacked both experience of the practical steps
      >>necessary to ensure the success of an EA, and process insights into
      >>stakeholder collaboration which would allow such practical steps to be
      >>implemented. To broaden the debate on the practical and process issues
      >>on EAs, Greenleaf Publishing invites contributions on this
      >>fast-developing topic that include, but are not limited to:
      >>
      >>=B7 Stakeholder perspectives on why an EA may be an appropriate tool
      >>=B7 Stakeholder insights into how to launch EAs=D1steps, problems and
      >>solutions
      >>=B7 The process of stakeholder collaboration within an EA
      >>=B7 The appropriate sharing of responsibilities in EAs
      >>=B7 Pros and Cons, Risks and Rewards of EAs and how to optimise
      >>>performance
      >>=B7 The trade-off and complementarity of EAs with other policy instruments
      >>=B7 The appropriate design of an EA and the monitoring of progress
      >>=B7 The process of development of EAs
      >>=B7 Legal limitations and possibilities of EAs
      >>=B7 How to ensure that targets are appropriately set and reached?
      >>=B7 How to ensure company and stakeholder commitment and involvement?
      >>=B7 Incentives, sanctions and their implementation
      >>=B7 Assessment tools
      >>=B7 Tools to support the success of EAs
      >>
      >>Specific Issues
      >>=B7 Insights on NGO and Trade Union involvement in EAs
      >>=B7 EAs in developing and transitional economies
      >>=B7 Local communities, sustainable development and EAs
      >>=B7 In what areas are EAs appropriate to deal with key environmental
      >>challenges?
      >>=B7 EAs as appropriate transition measures
      >>=B7 EAs as appropriate long-term measures
      >>=B7 Drivers for the future use of EAs
      >>=B7 Case studies of new measures in EAs
      >>
      >>The contributions to the book should be forward looking, rather than
      >>simply a retrospective analysis of existing EAs. The aim of this book is
      >>to offer industry, governments, NGOs, and trade unions advice and
      >>support on how to launch EAs and how to improve existing models. It is
      >>also intended that the book will offer valuable insights into how this
      >>policy instrument can be developed over the next decade to help fulfil
      >>its potential.
      >>
      >>Schedule
      >>=B7 Potential authors are requested to submit 200-300 word abstracts to
      >>the Editor by December 15TH, 1999.
      >>=B7 Contributors informed of acceptance decision: January 30TH, 2000
      >>=B7 Full paper submissions: May 31ST, 2000
      >>=B7 Revision requests sent to contributors: July 15TH, 2000
      >>=B7 Final papers deadline: September 1ST, 2000.
      >>=B7 It is intended that the book will be published in November, 2000.
      >>
      >>For further details, or to discuss a potential contribution, please
      >>contact:
      >>
      >>Patrick ten Brink, Editor
      >>ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd
      >>13 Avenue de Tervuren, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
      >>Tel:+322 743 89 39, Fax: +322 732 71 11
      >>E-mail: Patrick_ten_Brink@...
      >>
      >>
      >>Contributor guidelines can be obtained from:
      >>
      >>Samantha Self,
      >>Greenleaf Publishing
      >>Aizlewood Business Centre,
      >>Aizlewood=D5s Mill,
      >>Nursery Street,
      >>Sheffield S3 8GG
      >>UK
      >>Tel: +44 114 2823475
      >>Fax: +44 114 2823476
      >>E-mail: greenleaf@...
      >>http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com
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      Randall Hunt
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      DREAM LARGE DREAMS BECAUSE SMALL DREAMS HAVE NO POWER TO INSPIRE
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