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Climate Change and Sustainable Development: New Challenges for Poverty Reduction

Edited By: MA Mohamed Salih

311 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | May 2009 | #178006 | ISBN-13: 9781848444096
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This book offers original analysis of the complex relations influencing sustainable development within the context of global economic restructuring and the heritage of democracy.

The contributors examine climate change implications for two major global agendas: sustainable development and poverty reduction (the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs). Exploring alternative resource management approaches, including federal resource management governance, ecosystem services, digital dematerialization, ecological cities, biofuels versus food, and children and climate change, this innovative volume provides fresh insights on the human condition vis-a-vis the current debate on climate change.


Contents: Foreword Jacqueline Cramer Preface Louk Box Introduction M.A. Mohamed Salih 1. Polycentric Systems as One Approach for Solving Collective-Action Problems Elinor Ostrom 2. An Ecosystem Services Approach: Income, Inequality and Poverty R.K. Turner and B. Fisher 3. Ecospace, Humanspace and Climate Change Ton Dietz 4. After Us, the Deluge? The Position of Future Generations of Humankind in International Environmental Law Nico Schijver 5. A Child Rights Perspective on Climate Change Karin Arts 6. Climate Change and Development (Cooperation) Joyeeta Gupta 7. Environmental Security and Markets Bas de Gaay Fortman 8. Humans are the Measure of All Things: Resource Conflicts versus Cooperation Syed Mansoob Murshed 9. From Climate Refugees to Climate Conflict: Who is Taking the Heat for Global Warming? Betsy Hartmann 10. Rural Poverty, Cotton Production and Environmental Degradation in Central Eurasia Max Spoor 11. Spatializing Development and Environmental Discourses: The Case of Sustainable Development and Globalization Michael Bernard Kwesi Darkoh and Meleckidzedeck Khayesi 12. Digital Dematerialization: Economic Mechanisms Behind the Net Impact of ICT on Materials Use Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, Harmen Verbruggen and Vincent G.M. Linderhof 13. Ecological Cities, Illustrated by a Chinese Example Meine Pieter van Dijk 14. Green or Mean: Is Biofuel Production Undermining Food Security? Rob Vos Appendix Bibliography Index

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