Challenges for Global Environmental Diplomacy in Australia and the European Union

Trade unions Australia

This paper by Elim Papadakis was presented to a conference on the European Union in International Affairs, at the National Europe Centre, Australian National University, in July, 2002: "One of the predominant issues on the agenda of diplomats and politicians is how to address the consequences of shifts in perception about threats to the environment and the actual short and long-term characteristics and effects of environmental degradation. Another challenge is that such issues as climate change impact on many areas including trade, economic and fiscal policies, employment, transport, agriculture and regional development. Furthermore, decisions taken at a national level cannot be isolated from international concerns, as in the case of the Kyoto Protocol."

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