Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental Governance (Routledge Studies in PhysicalGeography and Environment Series)

Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental Governance (Routledge Studies in PhysicalGeography and Environment Series)

by Michelle Betsill, Harriet Bulkeley, Christopher Yunn Norris, Michele M. Betsill
     
 

ISBN-10: 041527379X

ISBN-13: 9780415273794

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time. As key sites in the production and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, cities will be crucial for the implementation of international agreements and national policies on climate change. This book provides a critical analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change and the

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Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time. As key sites in the production and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, cities will be crucial for the implementation of international agreements and national policies on climate change. This book provides a critical analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change and the prospects for urban sustainability.
Cities and Climate Change is the first in-depth analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change. The book argues that key challenges concerning the resources and powers of local government, as well as conflicts between local goals for economic development and climate change mitigation, have restricted the level of local action on climate change. These findings have significant implications for the prospects of mitigating climate change and achieving urban sustainability. This book provides a valuable interdisciplinary analysis of these issues, and will appeal to students and researchers interested in sustainability at local and global scales.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415273794
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Studies in Physical Geography and Environment Series, #4
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1Introduction1
Pt. IGoverning climate change7
2Global environmental governance9
3The politics of climate change: global to local32
Pt. IICities and climate protection57
4Local government and local governance59
5Newcastle upon Tyne: planning and climate protection70
6Cambridgeshire: climate protection and local transport policy88
7Leicester: climate protection and the built environment105
8Denver: climate protection, energy management and the transport sector122
9Milwaukee: climate protection and new urbanism137
10Newcastle, New South Wales: win-win solutions for climate protection?151
Pt. IIIConclusions169
11Cities protecting the climate171
12Transnational networks and global environmental governance186
App.: Members of the CCP programme194
Notes202
Bibliography207
Index229

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