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ODR: The Next Green Giant

Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2012

35 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2012  

Noam Ebner

Creighton University Graduate School - Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Colleen Getz

C.A. Walker & Associates

Date Written: January 28, 2012

Abstract

The worlds of government and business, as well as individual preferences, are moving towards incorporating environmentally-friendly practices. Dispute resolution, just as every other human endeavor, has environmental impact. Some modes of practice leave a large environmental footprint while others incur less environmental cost.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) enjoys clear environmental advantages over any other form of dispute resolution – yet this has not been discussed in the literature, or spotlighted in the commercial practices of the field. This paper describes the various environmental advantages ODR offers, and suggests a framework for taking these into account in dispute resolution ventures and projects.

Keywords: ODR, Environment, environmental, mediation, e-mediation, Ebner, Getz, green, conflict management, conflict resolution, online dispute resolution, distance mediation, Mediate BC

Suggested Citation

Ebner, Noam and Getz, Colleen, ODR: The Next Green Giant (January 28, 2012). Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1993192

Noam Ebner (Contact Author)

Creighton University Graduate School - Department of Interdisciplinary Studies ( email )

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Colleen Ann Getz

C.A. Walker & Associates ( email )

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Victoria, British Columbia V8N 5N2
Canada
(250)721-6999 (Phone)

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