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Climate Protection and Development

Climate Protection and Development

by Frank Ackerman
     
 

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Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of

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Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of complacent congratulation for "win-win" initiatives, cautiously incremental steps, and "green" consumer choices. Climate Protection and Development summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits.

This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780931708
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/10/2012
Series:
United Nations Series on Development
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Frank Ackerman is Director of the Climate Economics Group of the US Center of the Stockholm Environmental Institute, and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute based at Tufts University, USA.

Richard Kozul-Wright is Chief of the Unit on Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries of UNCTAD, Geneva, and former Chief of the Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN/DESA).

Rob Vos is Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN/DESA), and Affiliated Professor of Finance and Development, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
is Senior Economist at the U.S. Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.
is Director of the Unit for Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
is Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations.

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