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By Martin Jänicke (auth.), Dr. Helmut Weidner, Prof. Martin Jänicke (eds.)

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The improvement of nationwide environmental guidelines is of serious quandary to governments, corporations, NGOs and overseas organisations because it units the structural stipulations for fiscal globalization. The systematically based stories of 17 international locations let a comparability of capacities for environmental coverage and administration on an international scale. the rustic stories tell approximately, inter alia, the main pressing environmental difficulties, nationwide guidelines and associations, and environmental proponents and competitors. The e-book is of relevance for specialists in universities, company, governments, and administrations in addition to non-governmental organizations.

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The figure rose to 5 per cent in 1993 and dropped to around 3 per cent in 1996. Data from the 1995 National Social Science Survey shows that almost I 0 per cent of a national sample indicated they were members of a group "whose main aim is to preserve or protect the environment" (Kelley et a!. 1995). 1 In the 1996 AES 70 per cent of the sample approved (strongly or very strongly) of environmental groups. The figure for 1998 was 76 per cent. Another indicator is the growing concern about environmental issues among the mass public.

Cies are found only in Australia including 85 per cent of flowering plants, 84 per cent of mammals, more than 45 per cent of birds, 89 per cent of reptiles, 93 per cent of frogs and 85 per cent of inshore, temperate-zone fish. A crucial area for preserving biodiversity is "the vast and less visible world of invertebrate animals and micro-organisms'. According to the report there are more than one million species in Australia, but descriptions exist of only 15 per cent of them (State of the Environment Advisory Council, 1996a: 22).

This "Umbrella Group" includes the United States, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Norway, Iceland and the Ukraine. The Australian government's approach to the 1998 Buenos Aires Conference was partly in alignment with that of other members of this group. The government saw as important decisions at Buenos Aires "the process for elaborating rules for the Kyoto (flexibility) mechanisms - international emissions trading, the Clean Development Mechanism (cooperative projects with developing countries with provision for the transfer of emission credits), and joint implementation (cooperative projects with other developed countries)" (Commonwealth of Australia, 1998).

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