The Governance of Climate Change : Science, Economics, Politics and Ethics / Edition 1

The Governance of Climate Change : Science, Economics, Politics and Ethics / Edition 1

by David Held
     
 

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges for human society in the twenty-first century, yet there is a major disconnect between our actions to deal with it and the gravity of the threat it implies. In a world where the fate of countries is increasingly intertwined, how should we think about, and accordingly, how should we manage, the types of risk posed

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Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges for human society in the twenty-first century, yet there is a major disconnect between our actions to deal with it and the gravity of the threat it implies. In a world where the fate of countries is increasingly intertwined, how should we think about, and accordingly, how should we manage, the types of risk posed by anthropogenic climate change?

The problem is multi-faceted, and involves not only technical and policy specific approaches, but also questions of social justice and sustainability. In this volume the editors have assembled a unique range of contributors who together examine the intersection between the science, politics, economics and ethics of climate change. The book includes perspectives from some of the world's foremost commentators in their fields, ranging from leading scientists to political theorists, to high profile policymakers and practitioners. They offer a critical new approach to thinking about climate change, and help express a common desire for a more equitable society and a more sustainable way of life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745652023
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Part 1: The Challenge of Climate Change
1 The Challenge of Climate Change
Sir David King
2 Climate Change, Science and Society
Martin Manning
3 Global Shocks, Global Solutions: Meeting 21st Century Challenges
Ian Goldin
4 Economics Piece
Alex Bowen and James Rydge
5 Democracy, Climate Change, and Global Governance
David Held and Angus Fane-Hervey
6 ‘Until the Last Ton of Fossil Fuel Has Burnt to Ashes':Climate Change, Global Inequalities, and the Dilemma of GreenPolitics
Ulrich Beck and Joost van Loon
Part 2: Social Justice and Sustainability
7 Social Justice and Sustainability: Elastic Terms of Debate
Baroness O'Nora O'Neill
8 Changing Values for a Just and Sustainable World
Peter Singer
9 The Ends of Justice: Climate Vulnerability Beyond the Pale
Michael Mason
Part 3: Where to from here?
10 Green Peace: Energy, Europe, and the Global Order
David Miliband
11 The Politics of Climate Change
Edward Miliband
12 International climate policy after Copenhagen: towards a‘building blocks' approach
Robert Falkner, John Vogler and Hannes Stephan

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