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River Publishers Series in Chemical and Environmental Engineering 

Green Web-II: Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN Program/ Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain

with reference to India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh: Second Edition

Author: Medani P. Bhandari, Akamai University, Hawaii, USA and Sumy State University, Ukraine

ISBN: 9788770221924
e-ISBN: 9788770221917

Price: € 95.00

Available: July 2020

Book Review  


This second edition of the book, "Green Web-II: Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN Program / Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain- with reference to India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh" investigates the IUCN's role in global biodiversity conservation policy as well as in national program development in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It explores how nature protection priorities and approaches are promoted or addressed by IUCN, and how environment conservation policies are created and maintained in states of South Asia with different capacities. It also evaluates IUCN's competency in biodiversity, climate change, nature conservation and environmental policy formulation at the global, regional and country levels. This book adds to our knowledge firstly by contributing to a small but growing body of work on the sociology of international organizations. International Governmental Organizations (IGOs), have previously been mainly the subject of political science. Secondly, it critically explores one of the largest and most active nature conservation organizations in the world. Thirdly, it also explores how IUCN actually goes about building protectoral programs with individual member nations. Finally, the research also shows the historical development of global institutions and IUCN's activities with member nations in helping to define or redefine the concept of global governance. The outcomes of this research will also be beneficial for global collaboration, networking, and for the identification of common concerns among the many environmental and conservational organizations at the international and national level. In this broader sense, the research outcomes might be beneficial to constituencies of the global North as well as global South because of the nature and coverage of IUCN and its role in conservation policy formation. This effort may serve as a model for additional research on international organizations.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:

  • The Motivation for Environmental Conservation- How personal efforts make a difference
  • The Role of International Environment Conservation Organizations
  • The Political Economy of Organizations, Network theory, Institutional theory, Stakeholder theory, Governance theory
  • Governance performance and Competitiveness
  • Popularity indices
  • Knowledge creation and diffusion
  • Conservation commons

Endorsements and Reviews:

Book review by Scott Garner, JD, MTax, MBA, CPA

South Asia is at a tipping point in terms of the environment. Decisions that are being made today will have real and long-lasting consequences on Asia as a whole. A region with unparalleled bio-diversity, rich natural assets and consisting of almost a quarter of world’s population.

Professor Medani P. Bhandari ‘s book Green Web-II : Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN Program/Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain, is a must read for anyone interested in the environmental policies of South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

This valuable work not only discusses how the IUCN facilitates environmental discourse, but also touches on such subjects as sustainable development and environmental justice.

Dr. Bhandari ‘s outstanding research is truly the first of its kind in covering the role of the IUCN’s new paradigm in global leadership, showing how policy and action come together on humanities role as a responsible steward of the environment.

With his extensive first-hand experience, Dr. Bhandari shows how an international organization can overcome economic and social challenges in order to facilitate true environmental change in the developing world.

Dr. Bhandari’s love of nature certainly shines throughout the book. But it his insights, based on years of extensive research, which prove to be the most valuable to academics, students, and international organizations attempting environmental change in Asia. From his discussions on the environmental policies of South Asia to a discussion of the IUCN organization in effecting environmental change, Green Web-II – Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN: Program and Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain is an invaluable resource.

Prof. Medani P. Bhandari, PhD, is a globally known environmentalist and humanitarian. He is the Editor in Chief of the global journal – the Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, professor – at Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USA and Sumy State University, Ukraine. Prof. Bhandari has published hundreds of scientific papers in various international journals as well as published several books on Climate Change and Environmental Issues. Prof. Bhandari also serves as Editorial Board Member of the Asia Environmental Daily as well as the Managing Editor of the Opinions & Editorials page.


IUCN, Environment Conservation, Conservation Strategy, Resolution formation and implementation, Sustainable Development, Biodiversity -Forest Conservation, Park Management, Environmental Governance, Conservation Commissions, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Climate Change- Problems and consequences

Book Review:

The book review is available at https://english.dcnepal.com/2020/10/12/an-insight-into-iucns-paradigm-of-routing-challenges-to-facilitate-positive-environmental-change-in-south-asia/