The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation

This work is on the Global Policy: Next Generation list of six key books for understanding the politics of global climate change.

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137496737

Category: Political Science

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Drawing on concepts in political economy, political ecology, justice theory, and critical development studies, the authors offer the first comprehensive, systematic exploration of the ways in which adaptation projects can produce unintended, undesirable results. This work is on the Global Policy: Next Generation list of six key books for understanding the politics of global climate change.

The Political Economy of Global Warming

This book examines the reasons why international agencies, together with national governments, are seemingly unable to provide real and binding solutions to the problems.

Author: Del Weston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135084936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Humanity is facing an unprecedented global catastrophe as a result of global warming. This book examines the reasons why international agencies, together with national governments, are seemingly unable to provide real and binding solutions to the problems. The reasons presented relate to the existing dominant global economic structure of capitalism as well as the fact that global warming is too often seen as an isolated problem rather than one of a suite of exceptional, converging and accelerating crises arising from the global capitalist political economy. This book adopts a political economy framework to address these issues. It accepts the science of global warming but challenges the predominant politics and economics of global warming. To illustrate the key issues involved, the book draws on South Africa – building on Samir Amin’s thesis that the country represents a microcosm of the global political economy. By taking a political economy approach, the book provides a clear explanation of the deep and pervasive problem of the denial which fails to acknowledge global warming as a systemic rather than a market problem. The book should be of interest to students and scholars researching climate change, environmental politics, environmental and ecological economics, development studies and political economics.

Argument in the Greenhouse

How can greenhouse gases be controlled and reduced? Will it be in time? This book adds a significant new contribution to the crucial climate change/global warming debate.

Author: Sujata Gupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134750658

Category: Science

Page: 464

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How can greenhouse gases be controlled and reduced? Will it be in time? This book adds a significant new contribution to the crucial climate change/global warming debate. Incorporating the key political and legal considerations into `real world' applied economic analysis, the authors provide a unique focus on the wider political economy of the problem. All the key issues of controlling climate change (costs, timing and degree of stabilisation, ecological taxt reform, developing countries, and evolution of international agreements), are placed firmly within the current legal and political context, with state-of-the-art economic techniques introduced to analyse different policy proposals. Covering both the developing and developed world, this book identifies important new policies to foster effective agreements on eissions and prevent global warming - realistic policies, likely to receive support at both international and domestic levels. be in time? This book adds a significant new contribution to the crucial climate change/global warming debate. Incorporating the key political and legal considerations into 'real world' applied economic analysis, the book's authors provide a unique focus on the wider political economy of the problem. All the key issues of controlling climate change (costs, timing and degree of stabilisation, ecological tax reform, developing countries and evolution of international agreements), are placed firmly within the current legal and political economy context, with state-of-the-art economic techniques introduced to analyse different policy proposals. Covering both the developing and developed world, this book identifies important new policies to foster effective agreements on emmissions and prevent global warming - realistic policies which are likely to receive support at both international and domestic levels.

Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal

This is the goal of the Green New Deal and, as the authors make clear, it is entirely feasible. Climate change is an emergency that cannot be ignored. This book shows how it can be overcome both politically and economically.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788739863

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Climate change: watershed or endgame? In this compelling new book, Noam Chomsky, the world’s leading public intellectual, and Robert Pollin, a renowned progressive economist, map out the catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change—and present a realistic blueprint for change: the Green New Deal. Together, Chomsky and Pollin show how the forecasts for a hotter planet strain the imagination: vast stretches of the Earth will become uninhabitable, plagued by extreme weather, drought, rising seas, and crop failure. Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism. Humanity must stop burning fossil fuels within the next thirty years and do so in a way that improves living standards and opportunities for working people. This is the goal of the Green New Deal and, as the authors make clear, it is entirely feasible. Climate change is an emergency that cannot be ignored. This book shows how it can be overcome both politically and economically.

Climate Justice and the Economy

This book breaks new ground by investigating what kind of economy the Climate Justice movement is calling for us to build and how the struggle for economic change has unfolded so far.

Author: Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315306179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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As climate change has increasingly become the main focus of environmentalist activism since the late 1990s, the global economic drivers of CO2 emissions are now a major concern for radical greens. In turn, the emphasis on connected crises in both natural and social systems has attracted more activists to the Climate Justice movement and created a common cause between activists from the Global South and North. In the absence of a pervasive narrative of transnational or socialist economic planning to prevent catastrophic climate change, these activists have been eager to engage with advanced knowledge and ideas on political and economic structures that diminish risks and allow for new climate agency. This book breaks new ground by investigating what kind of economy the Climate Justice movement is calling for us to build and how the struggle for economic change has unfolded so far. Examining ecological debt, just transition, indigenous ecologies, social ecology, community economies and divestment among other topics, the authors provide a critical assessment and a common ground for future debate on economic innovation via social mobilization. Taking a transdisciplinary approach that synthesizes political economy, history, theory and ethnography, this volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate justice, environmental politics and policy, environmental economics and sustainable development.

Essays on the Political Economy of Climate Change

My dissertation focuses on the political economy of the environment, particularly for climate change.

Author: Byeong-Hak Choe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798538172238

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 124

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My dissertation focuses on the political economy of the environment, particularly for climate change. Specifically, I analyze the consequence of climate politics on climate change regulations at national and global levels. The first chapter, "Climate Finance under Conflicts and Renegotiations: A Dynamic Contract Approach," proposes a model of financing two types of climate change projects---adaptation and mitigation---in developing countries. The model in the first chapter considers climate funds (e.g. the Green Climate Fund) as the financial mechanism to provide funding to developing countries. The model demonstrates the consequences of conflicts and renegotiations between rich and poor countries on long-term climate funding dynamics. The second chapter, "Social Media Campaigns, Lobbying and Legislation: Evidence from #climatechange/#globalwarming and Energy Lobbies," estimates the competition between social media campaigns and fossil fuel lobbying on climate change legislation in the U.S., showing that social media contributes to political polarization on climate-unfriendly bills on which the fossil fuel industry exerted the lobbying pressure during the 113-115th U.S. Congresses (2013-2018).

Global Warming and Global Politics

This book looks at the major theories within the discipline of international relations, and considers how these might be able to provide accounts of the emergence of global warming as a political issue.

Author: Matthew Paterson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415138710

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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Examines the major theories within international relations, and how these can help us understand the emergence of global warming as a political issue.

Handbook on the Economics of Climate Change

This timely Handbook recognizes the emergence of climate change as the defining topic of our time.

Author: G. Chichilnisky

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 085793905X

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 360

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This timely Handbook recognizes the emergence of climate change as the defining topic of our time. With public climate discourse growing more urgent every year, this Handbook brings together international experts from different economic disciplines to answer critical climate policy questions. Chapters present key ideas and policies to support and accelerate advances in three key areas: the political economy of climate change and climate policy, integrated assessment modelling, and economic and resource sustainability. Contributors discuss the distributional implications of climate change and how policy makers may respond in order to contribute to economic transformation in the midst of a global crisis. With reference to both theoretical and applied economics, this Handbook is critical reading for economists working in the field of climate policy and climate change. It will also appeal to a broader group of environmental scientists and scholars.