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About this book
About this book
Drawing on practices and theories of environmental justice, "China's responsibility for climate change" describes China's contribution to global warming and analyzes its policy responses. Contributors critically examine China's practical and ethical responsibility from a variety of perspectives. They explore policies that could mitigate China's environmental impact while promoting its own interests and meeting the international community's expectations. This book is accessible to a wide readership, including academics, policy makers and activists.
Part I Introduction: Diplomacy, responsibility and China's climate change policy # Paul G. Harris; Part II Determining responsibility: Climate duties, human rights and historical emissions # Derek Bell; Responsibility for emissions and aspirations for development # Olivia Bina; Differentiating historical responsibilities for climate change # Christian Ellermann, Niklas Hohne and Benito Muller; The non-cooperator pays principle and the climate standoff # Jonathan Symons; Part III Policy implications: Evaluating ethical obligations across scales of governance # Erich W. Schienke; Short-lived greenhouse gases and climate fairness # Frances C. Moore and Michael C. MacCracken; Sustainable consumption and production in global value chains # Patrick Schroeder; Global governance, responsibility and a new climate regime # Andreas Oberheitmann and Eva Sternfeld; Part IV Conclusion: Chinese responsibility for climate change # Paul G. Harris.
Paul G. Harris is Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies, Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Director of the Social and Policy Research Unit, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Citizenship, and Chair Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is author or editor of a dozen other books on global environmental politics, policy and ethics.