The Potential Role of Regional Organizations Related to the Marine Environment in the Context of Global Climate Change

  • Edward Miles
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 14)


While global climate change is a new issue on the international agenda, it is not a new type of issue (or problem). It falls into the sub-class of global environmental problems of a long time scale where uncertainty is high, where scientific consensus about causes and consequences evolves slowly, where trade-offs are potentially painful in a socioeconomic sense, and where political inertia is great.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

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