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The Politics of Climate Change: S Survey

Edited By: Maxwell Boykoff

320 pages, maps


Hardback | Nov 2009 | #183443 | ISBN-13: 9781857434965
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This edited collection draws on a vast array of experience, expertise and perspectives, with authors with backgrounds in climate science, geography, environmental studies, biology, sociology, political science, psychology and philosophy.

'This edited volume comes at a critical time in the international negotiations on climate change. While progress on climate policy since the 1990s has not been rapid, the picture is now changing quickly.Time is short to agree the national and international climate policies that will puts us on path to achieving a 50 per cent reduction in annual global emission flows relative to 1990 by 2050. Equity issues rightly remain at the forefront of the negotiations, and this volume provides several stimulating perspectives on important political aspects of the global climate negotiations.' -- Lord Nicolas Stern, IG Patel Chair and Director, LSE Asia Research Centre 'These essays on the politics of climate change provide timely and thoughtful insights into the theory and practice of climate science, climate politics, mitigation and adaptation. They are essential reading for those interested in international climate policy as well as the everyday cultural politics of public responses to climate change.'-- Professor Diana Liverman, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona, and Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford


Foreword: Tim O'Riordan Introduction: Max Boykoff 1. The Politics of Climate Science Stephen H. Schneider and Michael D. Mastrandrea 2. The History of International Climate Change Politics: Three Decades of Progress, Process and Procrastination Heike Schroeder 3. The Politics of Interstate Climate Negotiations Chukwumerije Okereke 4. Protagonists in the Market of Climate Change Knowledge Hans Von Storch 5. The Politics of the Carbon Economy Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson 6. The Politics of Adaptation Across Scales: The Implications of Additionality to Policy Choice and Development Maria Carmen Lemos and Emily Boyd 7. Addressing Inequality and Building Trust to Secure a Post-2012 Global Climate Deal Bradley C. Parks and J. Timmons Roberts 8. Cultural Politics of Climate Change: Interactions in Everyday Spaces Maxwell T. Boykoff, Michael K. Goodman and Ian Curtis 9. Costly Knowledge -- Unaffordable Denial: The Politics of Public Understanding and Engagement on Climate Change Susanne C. Moser A -- Z Glossary Maxwell T. Boykoff and Chukwumerije Okereke Maps and Statistics

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