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
Ecologies, Ontologies and Mythologies
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
Developing and applying knowledge for governance
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
An Historical Ecology
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
Lessons learned from European and other industrialised countries
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
Two Volume Set
'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
Planet, People and Places
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
Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development
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
An Ecosystem Service Perspective
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
Scaling it up
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
Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World
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
Beyond Fragmented Responses
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
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
Apocalyptic framing and political antagonisms
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
How Information Shapes our Common Future
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
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
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
Comparing India and South Africa
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
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
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
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
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
Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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
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
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
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
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
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
An Integrated Critical Perspective
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
Conflict, Resolution and Governance
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
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
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
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
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
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