Addressing the elephant in the room: Learning from CITES CoP17

Gaffney, Alfie Christopher Byron ORCID: and Evensen, Darrick (2020) Addressing the elephant in the room: Learning from CITES CoP17. Global Environmental Politics, 20 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 1526-3800

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The seventeenth Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference of the parties (CoP) exhibited a draconian opposition to any trade in ivory. A key component of this opposition was the intergovernmental regime’s consolidation of North–South power differentials through the increased presence and influence of Northern conservation-focused NGOs. Using the example of ivory, this Forum article unpacks this dynamic before advocating for more participatory, decentralized, and polycentric approaches to the global governance of endangered species trade at future CITES CoPs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: global and planetary change,renewable energy, sustainability and the environment,political science and international relations ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2023 12:30
DOI: 10.1162/glep_a_00537

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