Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

01 December 2008 | News story

‘Governance for Sustainability’ is the latest addition to the IUCN Environment Policy and Law Series. This book makes an important contribution to the on-going discussions on environmental governance, in particular by providing a thoughtful consideration of concepts that are critical to our understanding of how societies respond to environmental challenges.

A range of case studies are presented, which share experiences of people and communities as they address environmental issues and demonstrate a number of different governance models. It invites all of us engaged in environmental issues to begin a renewed dialogue on the issue of governance for sustainability in order to seek real solutions on the ground. The book is the result of a joint effort between the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre.


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.