Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Managers of Global ChangeThe Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012744

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 24 June 2022

The Biodiversity Secretariat: Lean Shark in Troubled Waters

The Biodiversity Secretariat: Lean Shark in Troubled Waters

(p.265) 11 The Biodiversity Secretariat: Lean Shark in Troubled Waters
Managers of Global Change

Bernd Siebenhüner

The MIT Press

Conceived during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio Summit) in 1992, the Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force in December 1993, and, as of 2008, was ratified by 189 states except the United States. Signatories to the convention agreed to carry out three obligations: To conserve biological diversity, ensure its sustainable use, and promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Compared to other secretariats, the biodiversity secretariat appears to have been more successful in generating normative, but not cognitive or executive, influence. This chapter explores the role of the secretariat in the functioning and influence of the Convention on Biological Diversity. After providing an overview of the biodiversity secretariat’s organizational structure and activities, the chapter analyzes its cognitive, normative, and executive influences. It also discusses the secretariat’s resources, competences, and embeddedness, along with its organizational expertise, organizational culture, and organizational leadership.

Keywords:   executive influences, biodiversity secretariat, Biological Diversity, organizational structure, embeddedness, organizational expertise, organizational culture, organizational leadership, biological diversity, Rio Summit

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.