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From Kyoto to the Town Hall

From Kyoto to the Town Hall Author Anders Biel
ISBN-10 9781849771412
Release 2013
Pages 185
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International agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol, EU regulation and country-specific national climate policies offer some hope of addressing climate change. But all too often implementation of these high level objectives is derailed at the sub-national, local and - perhaps most important - individual level, by a variety of structural, policy and perceived barriers that result in a failure of effective action.Drawing on original research from Sweden, a world leader in effective environmental solutions, this volume examines the difficulties of aligning climatepolicy from international to national and sub-national levels. The authors address the full range of barriers and complexities, including governance structures, the relationship between 'experts' and the public, political feasibility, tax measures, perceptions of 'fairness' and self-interest, and the importance of environmental values. Also covered are the roles and perceptions of organizations and professions, the place of carbon-free technologies (such as wind power), the relationship between national and EU regulations, and the monumental challenge of governing the climate in a bordered and divided world.This volume is a vital source of information for all those seeking to create effective, coordinated responses to the challenge of climate change.

Local Action on Climate Change

Local Action on Climate Change Author Susie Moloney
ISBN-10 9781134810901
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 174
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There is growing interest in analysing the role and effectiveness of the local scale in responding to the global challenge of climate change. However, while accounts of urban climate change governance are growing, there is now a real need for further conceptual and empirical work to better understand processes of change and uptake across a range of climate change actions. Local Action on Climate Change examines how local climate change responses are emerging, being operationalized and evaluated within a range of geographical and socio-political contexts across the globe. Focussing on the role and potential of local governments, non-government organisations and community groups in driving transformative change, the authors analyse how local climate change responses have emerged and explore the extent to which they are or have the potential to be innovative or transformative in terms of governance, policy and practice change. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies, including examples from Vanuatu, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, the USA and India, this volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, environmental policy and governance, and sustainability.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector

Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector Author Fulco Ludwig
ISBN-10 9781849770743
Release 2012
Pages 319
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First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Turning down the heat

Turning down the heat Author Hugh Compston
ISBN-10 0230202047
Release 2008
Pages 302
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This book explores political strategies for governments that wish to take stronger action on climate change.The issue of climate change and policies designed to control it is very topical and likely to remain so. There are no recent surveys of the politics of climate change that cover a range of affluent democracies. For these reasons the book should be of interest not only to social scientists, and students on social science and environmental studies courses, but also to participants in the policy process and observers of climate policy and policy-making.This study analyses the politics of climate policy in a range of affluent democracies and at EU level in order to identify political strategies that would make it easier for governments to make major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions without sustaining significant political damage.

Our Planet

Our Planet Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P008489653
Release 2007
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Our Planet has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our Planet also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our Planet book for free.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066180459
Release 2007
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

The Urban Climate Challenge

The Urban Climate Challenge Author Craig Johnson
ISBN-10 9781317680062
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 258
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Drawing upon a variety of empirical and theoretical perspectives, The Urban Climate Challenge provides a hands-on perspective about the political and technical challenges now facing cities and transnational urban networks in the global climate regime. Bringing together experts working in the fields of global environmental governance, urban sustainability and climate change, this volume explores the ways in which cities, transnational urban networks and global policy institutions are repositioning themselves in relation to this changing global policy environment. Focusing on both Northern and Southern experience across the globe, three questions that have strong bearing on the ways in which we understand and assess the changing relationship between cities and global climate system are examined. How are cities repositioning themselves in relation to the global climate regime? How are cities being repositioned – conceptually and epistemologically? What are the prospects for crafting policies that can reduce the urban carbon footprint while at the same time building resilience to future climate change? The Urban Climate Challenge will be of interest to scholars of urban climate policy, global environmental governance and climate change. It will be of interest to readers more generally interested in the ways in which cities are now addressing the inter-related challenges of sustainable urban growth and global climate change. Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Leveling the Carbon Playing Field

Leveling the Carbon Playing Field Author Trevor Houser
ISBN-10 9780881325430
Release 2008
Pages 95
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Examines US domestic climate legislation in the face of foreign competition that is not bound to reduce emissions under the current international climate framework.

Christians the Care of Creation and Global Climate Change

Christians  the Care of Creation  and Global Climate Change Author Lindy Scott
ISBN-10 9781630877026
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 158
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Proposes that Christians and others need to demonstrate their love for God and God's people by caring for creation. Examines scientific evidence about global warming and encourages taking individual and collective action to prevent it.

Environment and Planning C Government Policy

Environment and Planning  C  Government   Policy Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018782927
Release 2006
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Environment and Planning C Government Policy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Environment and Planning C Government Policy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Environment and Planning C Government Policy book for free.

Governing Climate Change

Governing Climate Change Author Harriet Bulkeley
ISBN-10 9781317635550
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 180
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Governing Climate Change, Second Edition, provides a short and accessible introduction to how climate change is governed by an increasingly diverse range of actors, from civil society and market actors to multilateral development banks, donors, and cities. This updated edition also includes: up-to-date coverage of the negotiations post-Copenhagen (Cancun, Durban, and towards Paris) and some of the shifts in the inter-governmental politics; a deeper discussion of the roles of actors that have come to prominence in the climate negotiations; an overview of the key funding mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, the High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Finance, and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation); a direct assessment of what the proliferation of TCCG (Transnational Climate Change Governance) adds up to in terms of legitimacy, effectiveness etc., drawing on all the recent research in this area; an analysis of renewable energy in the UK (in the light of recent controversies around the siting of wind turbines and fracking projects). Providing an interdisciplinary perspective drawing on geography, politics, international relations, and development studies, this book is essential reading for students and scholars concerned not only with the climate governance but with the future of the environment in general.

Local Action

Local Action Author Tommy Linstroth
ISBN-10 1584656727
Release 2007
Pages 192
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While traditionally framed as a national and international problem, climate change is also an important local issue. For the past fifteen years, while nations have fought over the terms of emissions reductions and the Kyoto Protocol, local governments and communities have been enacting innovative measures that not only prevent emissions of significant quantities of greenhouse gases but also reduce air pollution, save money, and improve the overall quality of life. In the absence of a serious national policy that addresses global warming, these grassroots efforts can and have made a difference. Since 1993, when fourteen pioneering local governments first began to develop programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a national and international movement has formed to fight global climate change through concerted local action. These communities are having a significant effect. A handful of jurisdictions in the United States are preventing over twenty million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere annually and have saved over four hundred million dollars in the process. These initiatives include greening the local building codes, creating commercial waste reduction programs, encouraging water conservation, promoting bicycling and fuel-efficient vehicles, upgrading city buildings, advocating for the use of biodiesel for municipal transportation, and designing innovative systems and policies for reduced paper use. Two in-depth case studies-- Fort Collins, Colorado, and Portland, Oregon--demonstrate how two cities have created and implemented climate-friendly and environmentally sound habitats. While most books on global warming focus on national and international implications and policy approaches or serve as guides to help individuals live in an ecologically sound manner, Linstroth and Bell provide a blueprint for local governments to follow. Combining an analysis of existing federal policy with examples of successful local policy, they provide practical examples of measures that can be implemented by communities and local governments across the United States.

Global Climate Governance Beyond 2012

Global Climate Governance Beyond 2012 Author Frank Biermann
ISBN-10 9781139484091
Release 2010-02-18
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An assessment of policy options for future global climate governance, written by a team of leading experts from the European Union and developing countries. Global climate governance is at a crossroads. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol was merely a first step, and its core commitments expire in 2012. This book addresses three questions which will be central to any new climate agreement. What is the most effective overall legal and institutional architecture for successful and equitable climate politics? What role should non-state actors play, including multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, public–private partnerships and market mechanisms in general? How can we deal with the growing challenge of adapting our existing institutions to a substantially warmer world? This important resource offers policy practitioners in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessments of the costs and benefits of various policy options, and also offers academics from wide-ranging disciplines insight into innovative interdisciplinary approaches towards international climate negotiations.

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Texts adopted 17th Session 13 to 15 October 2009

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities   Texts adopted   17th Session   13 to 15 October 2009 Author COUNCIL OF EUROPE
ISBN-10 9287167567
Release 2010-06-16
Pages 47
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This publication brings together the texts adopted by the Standing Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The Congress, a consultative body of the Council of Europe, is made up of two chambers: one representing local authorities, the other the regions. Its aim is to reinforce democratic structures at local and regional level, and in particular to help the newly-emerging democracies in central and eastern Europe. The Congress adopts three different types of texts: recommendations, opinions and resolutions. Recommendations are proposals to the Committee of Ministers, and their application is left up to each member government. Sometimes they are also addressed to other international organisations. Opinions usually refer to questions to the Congress from the Committee of Ministers or the Parliamentary Assembly. The Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly consult the Congress on questions which are likely to affect the competence and the basic interests of the local and regional authorities which the Congress represents. Resolutions reflect the decisions that the Congress is authorised to take, or make recommendations to local and/or regional authorities and their associations.

Global Warming and Social Innovation

Global Warming and Social Innovation Author Andre Faaij
ISBN-10 9781136564918
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 256
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Societies need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 per cent in order to counter the risks of climate change. This study envisions a climate neutral society - one where the output of polluting gases is minimised by social innovations set up in households, by local authorities, through developments in information and communications technologies and dematerialization, and through the shift towards product service systems and emissions trading. The work discusses the possibilities for steering and orchestrating this long-term transition towards a climate-friendly society, mapping paths through current dilemmas in climate policy and exploring the legal issues of making this transition.

Environmental Issues in India

Environmental Issues in India Author Mahesh Rangarajan
ISBN-10 8131708101
Release 2009
Pages 570
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Contributed articles presented at a workshop convened at Department of History, Delhi University in September 2005.

Climate Change as a Security Risk

Climate Change as a Security Risk Author Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
ISBN-10 9781849775939
Release 2010-09-23
Pages 270
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Without resolute counteraction, climate change will overstretch many societies' adaptive capacities within the coming decades. This could result in destabilization and violence, jeopardizing national and international security to a new degree. However, climate change could also unite the international community. This is provided that we recognize climate change as a threat to humankind and so set the course for adopting a dynamic and globally coordinated climate policy. If we fail to do so, climate change will draw ever-deeper lines of division and conflict in international relations, triggering numerous conflicts between and within countries over the distribution of resources - especially water and land, and over the management of migration, or over compensation payments between the countries mainly responsible for climate change and those countries most affected by its destructive effects. With Climate Change as a Security Risk, WBGU has compiled a flagship report on an issue that quite rightly is rising rapidly up the international political agenda. The authors pull no punches on the likelihood of increasing tensions and conflicts in a climatically constrained world and spotlight places where possible conflicts may flare up in the 21st century unless climate change is checked. The report makes it clear that climate policy is preventative security policy.