Governing Climate Change provides a short and accessible introduction to how climate change is governed by an increasingly diverse range of actors, from civil society and market actors to multilateral development banks, donors and cities.
Key updates for the new edition include:
- updates on the negotiations post-Copenhagen (Cancun, Durban and towards Paris) and some of the shifts in the inter-governmental politics (role of BRICs etc)
- deeper discussion of role of actors that have come to prominence in climate negotiations recently- cities, corporations etc.
- updates on the Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, High-Level Panel on Climate Finance and REDD.
- direct assessment of what the proliferation of TCC adds up to in terms of legitimacy, effectiveness etc, drawing on all the recent research in this area
- updates on some of the examples around renewable energy in the UK (in the light of recent controversies around siting of wind turbines and fracking projects), transition towns as well as material on community-led innovation in lower carbon projects/technologies. In the section on engaging the public book will also on touch recent critiques about assumptions of behavioural change built into many policy approaches on climate change.
- updates for material on carbon markets given both the crises affecting them and their on-going proliferation in different parts of the world. Focusing more on the recent discussions on business and climate change around partnerships, voluntary approaches etc.
Providing an inter-disciplinary perspective drawing on geography, politics, international relations and development studies, this book is essential reading for students and scholars concerned not only with the climate governance but with the future of the environment in general.
1 Governing climate change: a brief history
2 Governance for whom? Equity, justice, and the politics of sustainable development
3 Between global and local: governing climate change transnationally
4 Community and the governing of climate change
5 The private governance of climate change
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Harriet Bulkeley is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Durham University. Her research interests are in the nature and politics of environmental governance with a focus on climate change and urban sustainability.
Peter Newell is Professor of International Relations (International Relations, Centre for Global Political Economy, International Development) at the University of Sussex. He has worked on climate change issues for over 16 years as a researcher, consultant and activist and is author of numerous publications in the area.