The "Rio model" of Environmental Governance
Jänicke, Martin ;  ;  Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin

Main titleThe "Rio model" of Environmental Governance
Subtitlea general evaluation
AuthorJänicke, Martin
InstitutionForschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin
No. of Pages13 S.
Series FFU-report ; 03-2006
Classification (DDC)320 Political science
AbstractEvaluation – both ex post and ex ante – is part of the Rio model of governance,
which emerged from the UN Earth Summit of 1992. This chapter provides a general
overview of the Rio governance model that stands behind the strategic concept
of Sustainable Development. This model of environmental governance has
been remarkably successful as a knowledge-based model of steering – not based
on power and legal obligation. However, we urgently need further improvements.
The chapter therefore makes a number of suggestions as to how to strengthen the
Rio model of governance. It also looks at whether evaluation should use only a
top-down perspective - the implementation of Agenda 21 or of national SD
strategies – or should also adopt a bottom-up perspective focusing on forces that
are independent from but supportive to the strategy of SD (e.g. high energy prices
or changes in WTO rules).
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FU DepartmentEnvironmental Policy Research Centre
Year of publication2006
Type of documentBook
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