The book, which explores global environmental negotiations against the backdrop of complex political relations, the climate change conventions and multilateral environmental assessments and their effect on special interest groups, was released on Wednesday, Jul 21 in New Delhi.
"This is book deals with a seemingly familiar subject but approaches it innovatively and meaningfully. In the process, it questions, perhaps demolishes, some major premises," said Hamid Ansari.
Ansari also told that the author Professor Damodaran puts forth an important proposition, 'that global commons are, in the first place, local commons.'
"His conclusion is equally telling that global commons can be better conserved if they are de-instrumentalized and de-securitized and linked to the fight for the local commons. This would necessitate a fundamental paradigm shift," he added.