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4 Steps for Targeted Coherence: A Modular Approach

Adil Najam, Miquel Muñoz
This paper outlines a set of practical proposals to enhance inter-agency coherence on environmental issues. In particular, it seeks to identify ways in which the UN Environmental Management Group (EMG) can be reformed to increase the coherence of the global environmental governance (GEG) system. The steps suggested in this paper are politically doable and worth doing, in that they will improve institutional coherence for improved global environmental governance.

This briefing paper is an output of the "Mapping Global Environmental Governance Reform" project of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The initiative was conceived of and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Denmark.


  • Publication type: Paper
  • Publication date: July 10, 2008
  • Page count: 6
  • Publisher: IISD
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