Beth DeSombre

Wellesley College

Elizabeth R. DeSombre is the Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies at Wellesley College. She is the author of seven books, the newest of which is Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things (Oxford University Press, 2018); Her eighth book, What is Environmental Politics? is forthcoming with Polity Press in 2020. Other recent projects have involved the impact of flag-of-convenience shipping, the regulation of international fisheries, protection of the ozone layer, and global environmental institutions generally. Her first book, Domestic Sources of International Environmental Policy: Industry, Environmentalists, and U.S. Power (MIT Press, 2000) won the 2001 Chadwick F. Alger Prize for the best book published in the area of international organization, and the 2001 Lynton Caldwell Award for the best book published on environmental policy. She is also a touring folk singer-songwriter who has recorded four CDs.

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Port greening measures – causes and consequences: A framework for analysis

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Port Greening Measures: Causes and Effects
Project Cluster: Green Port Governance,

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