The South, the North and the Environment

The South, the North and the Environment

by Peter Calvert, Susan Calvert
     
 

Six years after the Rio Summit, the international politics of the environment have already become bogged down in a dispute between Southern and Northern states as to who, if anyone, is responsible for environmental degradation. Meanwhile the scientific evidence continues to accumulate and shows that continuing and possibly irreversible changes are already well… See more details below

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Six years after the Rio Summit, the international politics of the environment have already become bogged down in a dispute between Southern and Northern states as to who, if anyone, is responsible for environmental degradation. Meanwhile the scientific evidence continues to accumulate and shows that continuing and possibly irreversible changes are already well advanced. The purpose of this book is to give a clear overview of the environmental politics of the South in each of the key problem areas, drawing on first-hand experience of five continents. The conclusion reviews the overall situation, discusses South-North relations and examines both optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855675353
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Energy23
Ch. 3The atmosphere51
Ch. 4Water74
Ch. 5The land107
Ch. 6The biosphere133
Ch. 7Human ecology152
Ch. 8The international politics of the environment184
Bibliography219
Index231

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