Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) within the international governance and legal system towards sustainable development: A case study of the Montreal Protocol with reference on power approach

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Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) are related closely with the international governance and legal system in order to achieve international cooperation. MEAs are international environmental agreements between states in relation to environmental protection and conservation. Montreal Protocol is one of the successful Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). Montreal Protocol managed to seek international environmental cooperation among almost all of the states around the globe through international governance and legal system. All of these states have already agreed to ratify the Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol has been enacted for the protection of the ozone layer by taking precautionary measures to control global emissions of substances that deplete the ozone layer. Some of the international governance and legal scholars suggested that power approach might influence in the negotiations of creating MEAs. Moreover the existence of the superiority power in economy, military, technology and science would lead for hegemony. This hegemony most likely would build up more cooperation among states and subsequently influence in the negotiations of creating MEAs, which include the Montreal Protocol. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study wa s to explain the influence of power approach within the international governance and legal system on regards of the Montreal Protocol's early negotiations and the relations of the interstates participation response. Meanwhile, this study uses a qualitative approach, which is based on the meetings' proceeding reports of the Montreal Protocol. Finally, the results potentially provide with better understanding of the influence of power approach within the international governance and legal system towards sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-931
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • International governance and legal system
  • Montreal Protocol
  • Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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