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Climate Change Justice And Sustainability

Author : Ottmar Edenhofer
ISBN : 9789400745407
Genre : Science
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Analysing and synthesising vast data sets from a multitude of disciplines including climate science, economics, hydrology and agricultural research, this volume seeks new methods of combining climate change mitigation, adaptation, development, and poverty reduction in ways that are effective, efficient and equitable. A guiding principle of the project is that new alliances of state and non-state sector partners are urgently required to establish cooperative responses to the threats posed by climate change. This volume offers a vital policy framework for linking our response to this change with progressive principles of global justice and sustainable development.

Climate Change Justice And Future Generations

Author : Edward Page
ISBN : 1847204961
Genre : Business & Economics
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'Climate Change, Justice and Future Generations is a valuable contribution to the debate on both theoretical and applied justice in climate change, and it fills a manifest gap in the current literature. . . Other strengths of the book are the depth and richness of the notes to each chapter, an inexhaustible mine of insights and suggestions for further readings, and the comprehensiveness of the index. These features enrich the authoritativeness of the book and greatly augment its usefulness for scholars and, more generally, for those concerned with the human dimension of climate change in the identification and grasp of its thorny and multifaceted ethical aspects.' - Marco Grasso, International Environmental Agreements

Urbanization And Sustainability

Author : Christopher G Boone
ISBN : 9789400756663
Genre : Science
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Case studies explore the Million Trees initiative in Los Angeles; the relationship of cap-and-trade policy, public health, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice in Southern California; Urbanization, vulnerability and environmental justice in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São Paulo, and in Antofagasta, Greater Concepción and Valparaiso in Chile; Sociospatial patterns of vulnerability in the American southwest; and Urban flood control and land use planning in Greater Taipei, Taiwan ROC.

Wealth Power Justice And Climate Change Policy

Author : Kamala Muhovic-Dorsner
ISBN : 1124479791
Genre : Climatic changes
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The continuation of unhindered industrial development poses a threat to the global climate, a threat that brings with it associated effects on humans, nonhumans, and ecosystem processes. From the justice perspective, a sensible discussion of climate change requires a respect for the commons character of the atmosphere. The future of the atmosphere has implications for global, yet also regional and local ecological sustainability and equity, which are both essential aspects of a justice formulation. Consideration of these issues in regard to policies aimed at addressing the climate change problem requires a complex and multidimensional strategy. The central claim of this thesis is that the climate policy as presently formulated allows for the burden of action to be transferred to a group of EU new member states (NMS) from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This raises concerns in terms of both sustainability and equity. These concerns are emphasized by the fact that the CEE countries have hitherto been absent from theoretical analyses on equity and sustainability aspects of the climate policy. To support the thesis claim, this study reviews theories of environmental, ecological and climate justice that discuss equity and sustainability risks in relation to development. The research strategy of this dissertation emerges from the perspective that diverse theories of justice carry specific propensities for different levels of the problem: environmental justice theory corresponds best to micro-scale problems, while ecological justice and climate justice theories relate best to mezzo and macroscale problems, respectively. Overall, the existing body of theory concurs that risks associated with development are assigned to those with least political and economic power and the greatest vulnerability to environmental harm. Within the above platforms, a critical research framework of climate justice will be situated. The construction of the critical research framework of climate justice requires a systematic integration of the relevant positions noted above to formulate a multiscale analysis. Hence, while climate justice discourse ensures that justice issues are coherently analyzed on the macro scale, bringing in the knowledge of environmental justice and ecological justice ensures a consistent analysis on the micro and the mezzo scales. By analyzing the climate issue on all three platforms, the study of equity and sustainability can produce a meaningful interpretation. Case studies chosen at the micro-level focus on activities of joint implementation (JI). At the mezzo level, the research focuses on region-based activities: Kyoto flexibility mechanisms, the EU ETS, and the EU energy liberalization. On the macro level, the following phenomena are analyzed: political economy and the international climate policy, the EU's projections of power, and political economy and climate policies in the EU. All three levels of analysis (micro, mezzo, macro) identify justice and sustainability concerns in the EU. This dissertation uses the critical framework of climate justice to analyze a status and potential for climate justice for the European Union. Its postulates are used to present alternative climate policy strategies sensitive to the multiscale nature of the problem. These strategies are founded on principles of equity and sustainability, rather than on principles of efficiency.

Energy Justice In A Changing Climate

Author : Karen Bickerstaff
ISBN : 1780325762
Genre : Nature
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Energy justice is one of the most critical, and yet least developed, concepts associated with sustainability. Much has been written about the sustainability of low carbon energy systems and policies – with an emphasis on environmental, economic and geopolitical issues. However, less attention has been directed at the social and equity implications of these dynamic relations between energy and low carbon objectives – the complexity of injustice associated with whole energy systems (from extractive industries, through to consumption and waste) that transcend national boundaries and the social, political-economic and material processes driving the experience of energy injustice and vulnerability. Drawing on a substantial body of original research from an international collaboration of experts this unique collection addresses energy poverty, just innovation, aesthetic justice, and the justice implications of 'low carbon' energy systems and technologies. The book offers new thinking on how interactions between climate change, energy policy and equity and social justice can be understood and develops a critical agenda for energy justice research.

Climate Change And The 2030 Corporate Agenda For Sustainable Development

Author : Liam Leonard
ISBN : 9781786358189
Genre : Political Science
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This volume explores the meaning of the Paris Climate Agreement 2015 for business; it analyses its challenges and implications, and establishes required actions by the private sector in order to address climate change. We include contributions from diverse locations and disciplines on the challenges this poses for businesses across the globe.

The Governance Of Climate Change

Author : David Held
ISBN : 9780745637839
Genre : Political Science
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Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges for human society in the twenty-first century, yet there is a major disconnect between our actions to deal with it and the gravity of the threat it implies. In a world where the fate of countries is increasingly intertwined, how should we think about and, accordingly, how should we manage the types of risk posed by anthropogenic climate change? The problem is multi-faceted, and involves not only technical and policy specific approaches, but also questions of social justice and sustainability. In this volume the editors have assembled a unique range of contributors who together examine the intersection between the science, politics, economics and ethics of climate change. The book includes perspectives from some of the world's foremost commentators in their fields, ranging from leading scientists to political theorists, to high profile policymakers and practitioners. They offer a critical new approach to thinking about climate change, and help express a common desire for a more equitable society and a more sustainable way of life.

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