Environment and Sustainability

New and Key Titles 2014


Contacts

Marketing Inquiries
  1. Samantha Freeman
    Marketing Executive - Sustainability and Natural Resources

  2. Francesca Galbo
    Associate Marketing Manager - Energy, Climate Change, Environmental policy and Sustainable Built Environment

Editorial Inquiries
  1. Khanam Virjee
    Commissioning Editor, Development Studies and Sustainability

  2. Louisa Earls
    Commissioning Editor, Climate Change and Environmental Policy

  3. Tim Hardwick
    Senior Commissioning Editor, Natural Resources

Other Inquiries

Climate Change

  1. Living with Environmental Change

    Waterworlds

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Cecilie Rubow

    Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Environmental Change and the World's Futures

    Ecologies, Ontologies and Mythologies

    Edited by Jonathan Paul Marshall, Linda Connor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    The futures discussed in this book primarily arise from awareness of the potentially disruptive impact of climate change and ecological instability on human societies. Part of the paradox of cultural, social and ethical life in all societies is that it is directed towards a future that can never be...

    To Be Published June 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Action Research for Climate Change Adaptation

    Developing and applying knowledge for governance

    Edited by Arwin van Buuren, Jasper Eshuis, Mathijs van Vliet

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different...

    To Be Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology

    By Gufu Oba

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology,...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Climate Change Adaptation Manual

    Lessons learned from European and other industrialised countries

    Edited by Andrea Prutsch, Torsten Grothmann, Sabine McCallum, Inke Schauser, Rob Swart

    Due to the lack of success in climate change mitigation efforts, the importance of adaptation is becoming more and more apparent and is now one of the main imperatives of international research and action. However, research on adaptation is mostly not directly applicable to adaptation policy or...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Climate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptation

    Two Volume Set

    Edited by Neil Leary, Cecilia Conde, Jyoti Kulkarni, Anthony Nyong, James Adejuwon, Vicente Barros, Ian Burton, Rodel Lasco, Juan Pulhin

    'Sound and solid case studies on vulnerability and adaptation have been woefully lacking in the international discourse on climate change. This set of books begins to bridge the gap.' Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme '...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Climate Change and the Anthropos

    Planet, People and Places

    By Linda Connor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    Anthropos, in the sense of species as well as cultures and ethics, locates humans as part of much larger orders of existence – fundamental when thinking about climate change. This book offers a new way of thinking about the significance of locality and everyday life in relation to climate change....

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and...

    To Be Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America

    An Ecosystem Service Perspective

    Edited by Aline Chiabai

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Climate change is expected to be the primary cause for biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services on a global scale, with increased risk of extinction for many plant and animal species. The crucial issue under debate is the impact on the welfare of current and future population, and the...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

    Scaling it up

    Edited by E. Lisa F. Schipper, Jessica Ayers, Hannah Reid, Saleemul Huq, Atiq Rahman

    As climate change adaptation rises up the international policy agenda, matched by increasing funds and frameworks for action, there are mounting questions over how to ensure the needs of vulnerable people on the ground are met. Community-based adaptation (CBA) is one growing proposal that argues...

    Published January 17th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Successful Adaptation to Climate Change

    Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World

    Edited by Susanne C. Moser, Maxwell T. Boykoff

    What does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, policy makers and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Managing Adaptation to Climate Risk

    Beyond Fragmented Responses

    By Geoff O'Brien, Phil O'Keefe

    Climate change is the single largest threat to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development. Addressing climate risk is a challenge for all. This book calls for greater collaboration between climate communities and disaster development communities. In...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    By Anna O'Donnell, Carolina Martin, George Joseph, Olivier François, Quentin Wodon

    The Sundarbans covers a vast area of national park and mangrove forest in West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh, but is also densely populated. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosts a major biosphere reserve, including for the Bengal tiger. Yet its low-lying topography and susceptibility...

    To Be Published February 14th 2015 by Routledge

  14. Discourses of Global Climate Change

    Apocalyptic framing and political antagonisms

    By Jonas Anshelm, Martin Hultman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

    This book examines the arguments made by political actors in the creation of antagonistic discourses on climate change. Using in-depth empirical research from Sweden, a country considered by the international political community to be a frontrunner in tackling climate change, it draws out lessons...

    To Be Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Culture, Politics and Climate Change

    How Information Shapes our Common Future

    Edited by Deserai A. Crow, Maxwell T. Boykoff

    Focusing on cultural values and norms as they are translated into politics and policy outcomes, this book presents a unique contribution in combining research from varied disciplines and from both the developed and developing world. This collection draws from multiple perspectives to present an...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  16. Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation

    Edited by Adam Bumpus, James Tansey, Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez, Chukwumerije Okereke

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    Transformation to a low carbon economy is a central tenet to any discussion on the solutions to the complex challenges of climate change and energy security. Despite advances in policy, carbon management and continuing development of clean technology, fundamental business transformation has not...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  17. Integrating Climate Change Actions into Local Development

    Edited by Livia Bizikova, John Robinson, Stewart Cohen

    To date, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been treated separately both in research and in the climate negotiations. However, a growing body of literature is now being developed that points to actual and potential synergies and trade-offs between responses to climate change and...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Knowledge Systems and Change in Climate Governance

    Comparing India and South Africa

    By Babette Never

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    The success of international efforts to manage climate change depends on the participation of emerging economies. This book uses a comparative study of two of the most important, India and South Africa, to reveal new insights into managing climate change on a global scale. The book provides a...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  19. The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

    Edited by Steve Rayner, Mark Caine

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group’s collective writings from 1988-2010. Drawing on a rich history of heterodox but increasingly accepted views on climate...

    To Be Published August 17th 2014 by Routledge

  20. Land Solutions for Climate Displacement

    Edited by Scott Leckie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement

    The threat of climate displacement looms large over a growing number of countries. Based on the more than six years of work by Displacement Solutions in ten climate-affected countries, academic work on displacement and climate adaptation, and the country-level efforts of civil society groups in...

    Published May 20th 2014 by Routledge

  21. The Social Challenges and Opportunities of Low Carbon Development

    By Johan Nordensvärd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development

    This book uniquely explores the social implications and challenges of low carbon and addresses how low carbon development can be realized while also achieving poverty reduction and social justice. Low carbon development is essential for mitigating climate change and enabling development in a carbon...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  22. A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

    By Simon Foxell

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate...

    Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge

  23. Towards Low Carbon Cities in China

    Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Edited by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green, Mark Wang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development

    This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban households’ access...

    To Be Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge

  24. The Making of Low Carbon Economies

    By Heather Lovell

    The Making of Low Carbon Economies looks at how more than two decades of sustained effort at climate change mitigation has resulted in a variety of new practices, rules and ways of doing things: a period of active construction of low carbon economies. From outer space observations of the carbon in...

    To Be Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  25. Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change

    Edited by Wendy Steele, Tooran Alizadeh, Leila Eslami-Andargoli, Silvia Serrao-Neumann

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    The fixity or mobility of borders are key themes within the border studies literature and have useful critical application to urban and environmental planning through theory, pedagogy and practice. This offers potential for transformative change through the processes of re-bordering and...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  26. Responsible Innovation in Geoengineering

    Experiment Earth

    By Jack Stilgoe

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Geoengineering has become the focus of a vital debate about the intended and unintended consequences of innovation. This introduction to responsible innovation, as a new approach to governance, explains the broad sweep of technoscience that is brought under the umbrella of „geoengineering". The...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  27. Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

    Edited by Anil Markandya, Ibon Galarraga, Elisa Sainz de Murieta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  28. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change

    By Mark Diesendorf

    Renewable energy expert Mark Diesendorf issues a powerful challenge in this clear and comprehensive guide to the technology and policies we need to adopt to ensure an ecologically sustainable energy future for the planet. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change brings together the science,...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  29. The Anthropology of Climate Change

    An Integrated Critical Perspective

    By Hans Baer, Merrill Singer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In addressing the urgent questions raised by climate change, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of climate change guided by a critical political ecological framework. It argues that anthropologists must significantly expand their focus on climate change and their...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  30. Toward a New Climate Agreement

    Conflict, Resolution and Governance

    Edited by Todd L. Cherry, Jon Hovi, David M. McEvoy

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing the global community. Although most states agree that climate change is occurring and is at least partly the result of humans’ reliance on fossil fuels, managing a changing global climate is a formidable challenge. Underlying this challenge...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  31. Cities and Climate Change

    By Harriet Bulkeley

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  32. Climate Change and Water Resources

    Edited by Sangam Shrestha, Mukand S. Babel, Vishnu Prasad Pandey

    Covering all of the various aspects of water and climate change, Climate Change and Water Resources presents the principles of climate change science and its effects on earth’s water supply. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise from well-known experts in the field, the text provides a...

    Published May 21st 2014 by CRC Press

  33. Climate Change and Development

    By Thomas Tanner, Leo Horn-Phathanothai

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty...

    Published January 7th 2014 by Routledge

  34. Climate Change and Museum Futures

    Edited by Fiona Cameron, Brett Neilson

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions on what to do must involve dialogues and decision-making with many agencies, stakeholder...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  35. Systematic Theology and Climate Change

    Ecumenical Perspectives

    Edited by Michael S. Northcott, Peter M. Scott

    This book offers the first comprehensive systematic theological reflection on arguably the most serious issue facing humanity and other creatures today. Responding to climate change is often left to scientists, policy makers and activists, but what understanding does theology have to offer? In this...

    Published May 20th 2014 by Routledge