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Social impact of environmental issues

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Cities on the World Stage The Politics of Global Urban Climate Governance

Cities on the World Stage The Politics of Global Urban Climate Governance

Author: David J. (University of California, Santa Cruz) Gordon Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Cities are playing an ever more important role in the mitigation and adaption to climate change. This book examines the politics shaping whether, how and to what extent cities engage in global climate governance. By studying the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and drawing on scholarship from international relations, social movements, global governance and field theory, the book introduces a theory of global urban governance fields. This theory links observed increases in city engagement and coordination to the convergence of C40 cities around particular ways of understanding and enforcing climate governance. The collective capacity of cities to produce effective and socially equitable global climate governance is also analysed. Highlighting the constraints facing city networks and the potential pitfalls associated with a city-driven global response, this assessment of the transformative potential of cities will be of great interest to researchers, graduate students and policymakers in global environmental politics and policy.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Author: Raj Patel, Jason W. Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today's planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding-and reclaiming-the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

The Wonder of Water Lived Experience, Policy, and Practice

The Wonder of Water Lived Experience, Policy, and Practice

Author: Ingrid Leman Stefanovic Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2020

Facing droughts, floods, and water security challenges, society is increasingly forced to develop new policies and practices to cope with the impacts of climate change. From taken-for-granted values and perceptions to embodied, existential modes of engaging our world, human perspectives impact decision-making and behavior. The Wonder of Water explores how human experience - from embodied cultural paradigms to value systems and personal biases - impact decisions around water. In many ways, the volume expands on the growing field of water ethics to include questions around environmental aesthetics, psychology, and ontology. And yet this book is not simply for philosophers. On the contrary, a specific aim is to explore how more informed philosophical dialogue will lead to more insightful public policies and practices. Case studies describe specific architectural and planning decisions, fisheries policies, urban ecological restorations and more. The overarching phenomenological perspective, however, means that these discussions emerge within a sensibility toward the foundational significance of human embodiment, culture, language, worldviews, and, ultimately, moral attunement to place.

The Wonder of Water Lived Experience, Policy, and Practice

The Wonder of Water Lived Experience, Policy, and Practice

Author: Ingrid Leman Stefanovic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2020

Facing droughts, floods, and water security challenges, society is increasingly forced to develop new policies and practices to cope with the impacts of climate change. From taken-for-granted values and perceptions to embodied, existential modes of engaging our world, human perspectives impact decision-making and behavior. The Wonder of Water explores how human experience - from embodied cultural paradigms to value systems and personal biases - impact decisions around water. In many ways, the volume expands on the growing field of water ethics to include questions around environmental aesthetics, psychology, and ontology. And yet this book is not simply for philosophers. On the contrary, a specific aim is to explore how more informed philosophical dialogue will lead to more insightful public policies and practices. Case studies describe specific architectural and planning decisions, fisheries policies, urban ecological restorations and more. The overarching phenomenological perspective, however, means that these discussions emerge within a sensibility toward the foundational significance of human embodiment, culture, language, worldviews, and, ultimately, moral attunement to place.

This Good Earth A Short History of Human Impact on the Natural World

This Good Earth A Short History of Human Impact on the Natural World

Author: Ian Spellerberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This Good Earth: A Short History of Human Impact on the Natural World provides a concise guide to the often overwhelming world of climate change and related studies.

Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia Transitioning to an Alternative World System

Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia Transitioning to an Alternative World System

Author: Hans Baer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

As global economic and population growth continues to skyrocket, increasingly strained resources have made one thing clear: the desperate need for an alternative to capitalism. In Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia, Hans Baer outlines the urgent need to reevaluate historical definitions of socialism, commit to social equality and justice, and prioritize environmental sustainability. Democatic eco-socialism, as he terms it, is a system capable of mobilizing people around the world, albeit in different ways, to prevent on-going human socio-economic and environmental degradation, and anthropogenic climate change.

Global Change in Marine Systems Societal and Governing Responses

Global Change in Marine Systems Societal and Governing Responses

Author: Patrice (University of Nantes, France) Guillotreau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Marine social and ecological systems around the world face multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors associated with global change. The resulting changes can create hardship for local societies that depend on them for food, livelihoods and wellbeing. Knowing how to respond to global change in a timely and appropriate manner is increasingly occupying the attention of researchers, policy makers, decision makers and practitioners around the world. Written by an international group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems analyses and appraises societal and governing responses to change, highlighting and explaining similarities and distinctions between successful, and less successful, responses. The authors present I-ADApT , an analytical framework that enables decision makers to consider possible responses to global change, based on experiences elsewhere. Within this volume, I-ADApT is applied to 20 enlightening case studies covering a wide range of marine systems that have been challenged by critical global change issues around the world. Introducing innovative research to work towards a range of possible responses to global change, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and practitioners interested in fields such as: Environment & Natural Resources, Marine Resources and social sciences.

Endgame Vol.1 The Problem of Civilization

Endgame Vol.1 The Problem of Civilization

Author: Derrick Jensen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

The Myth Of Human Supremacy

The Myth Of Human Supremacy

Author: Derrick Jensen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Returns on Resilience The Business Case

Returns on Resilience The Business Case

Author: Kathleen McCormick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019