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Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability

Linking Climate and Development Policy

Edenhofer, O., Wallacher, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Reder, M., Knopf, B., Müller, J. (Eds.)

2012, XXII, 382 p.

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  • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of research on climate impacts, adaptation, and mitigation Outlines a policy framework for linking climate change, global justice, and sustainable development Timely background and input to the RIO+20 summit and climate negotiations at COP18 in Qatar Covers interdisciplinary research results from climate science, development economics, ethics, hydrology, and agriculture

Rich nations are mainly responsible for global greenhouse gas emissions, and they are financially and institutionally better placed to adapt to the impacts of global climate change. Developing countries, though, must face issues such as severe droughts, floods, and other environmental changes associated with the Earth’s warming, with far fewer resources to adapt at their disposal. This volume examines the way climate change is affecting the lives and environments of the poor. It provides a global picture of these impacts as well as finer detail on specific regions. The result of a major research project co-funded by various scientific and development organisations, it combines scientific results about the causes, consequences, and economics of climate change with ethical implications for development policy and sustainability.

Analysing and synthesising vast data sets from a multitude of disciplines including climate science, economics, hydrology and agricultural research, it seeks new methods of combining climate change mitigation, adaptation, development, and poverty reduction in ways that are effective, efficient and equitable. A guiding principle of the project is that new alliances of state and non-state sector partners are urgently required to establish cooperative responses to the threats posed by climate change. This volume offers a vital policy framework for linking our response to this change with progressive principles of global justice and sustainable development.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Climate change - Climate policy - Development policy - Global justice - Sustainable development

Related subjects » Climate Change Management and Policy - Earth System Sciences - Economics - Environmental Sciences - Philosophy

Table of contents 

Preface

Introduction

 

PART I: Climate Impacts and Vulnerability1. Vulnerability to Climate Change and Poverty2. Climate Change and Water Supply3. Food Security in a Changing Climate4. Vulnerability of Coastal PopulationsPART II: Human Rights, Justice And Development5. Climate Change and Human Rights6. Triangle of Justice7. Development as Enhancement of Life Chances8. Criteria for Compatibility of Climate and Development Policies9. Regulatory Policy: Guiding Social Principles and Individual Responsibility10. Cultures and ReligionsPART III: Climate Change Mitigation Options: Challenges and Costs11.  The 2°C Target Reconsidered12.  Climate Change Mitigation: Options, Costs and Risks13.  Land Use Management for Greenhouse Gas MitigationPART IV: Climate Change Adaptation Options: Challenges And Costs14.  Adaptation in Water Management 15.  Agricultural Adaptation Options: Production Technology, Insurance, Trade 16.  The Role Of Ecosystem Services in Increasing the Adaptive Capacity of the PoorPART V: Case Studies on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation17. Adaptation Options to Climate-Induced Glacier Retreat in Bolivia18. Adaptation Options for Small Rice Farmers in the Philippines19. Deforestation, Indigenous Peoples, and the Poor in Indonesia20. Barriers for Avoiding Deforestation in Ecuador21. Potentials and Limitations of Microinsurance for Protecting the Poor22. From The Last Mile to the First: Risk Awareness is the Key23. The Role of Development Cooperation in Climate Change AdaptationPART VI: A Global Deal For Linking Climate And Development Policy24.  Climate Policy in a Decentralized World25.  A Global Carbon Market and the Allocation of Emission Rights26.  Mechanisms for Avoiding Deforestation and Forest Degradation27.  Worldwide Promotion and Diffusion of Climate-Friendly Technologies28.  International Adaptation Funding29.  Strengthening Development Politics and Global Partnership30.  Sustainable Development as a Cornerstone of a Future Energy System

 

Regional Dialogues On Climate Change and Justice: A Synthesis

 

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