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Taming the Big Green Elephant

Setting in Motion the Transformation Towards Sustainability

Authors: Hernández, Ariel Macaspac

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About this book

 In this open access publication it is shown, that sustainable low carbon development is a transformative process that constitutes the shifting from the initially chosen or taken pathway to another pathway as goals have been re-visited and revised to enable the system to adapt to changes. However, shifting entails transition costs that are accrued through the effects of lock-ins that have framed decisions and collective actions. The uncertainty about these costs can be overwhelming or even disruptive. This book aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated analytical framework that promotes the understanding of transformation towards sustainability. The analysis of this book is built upon negotiative perspectives to help define, design, and facilitate collective actions in order to execute the principles of sustainability.

About the authors

Dr Dr Ariel Macaspac Hernandez is currently a researcher at the German Development Institute belonging to the research cluster knowledge cooperation and environmental governance. He was/is also a lecturer on negotiations, conflict and resource management, sustainability politics, environmental governance, climate change policies, development aid and sustainable energy systems in various universities in Germany, Philippines, Jamaica, Estonia, Spain and Mexico.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction—That Big Green Elephant in the Room

    Pages 1-20

    Hernandez, Ariel Macaspac

  • Global Transformation Towards Sustainability—Clusters of Current Scholarly Discourse

    Pages 21-41

    Hernandez, Ariel Macaspac

  • Trade-Offs and Turnstiles as the Main Drivers of the Transformation Process Towards Sustainability

    Pages 43-65

    Hernandez, Ariel Macaspac

  • A Critical Outlook on Assumptions—Decision Systems in Transformation Towards Sustainability

    Pages 67-86

    Hernandez, Ariel Macaspac

  • Knowledge Diplomacy as Facilitator of Transformation Towards Sustainability—The “New Diplomacy” and Consensual Knowledge

    Pages 87-103

    Hernandez, Ariel Macaspac

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-658-31821-5
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taming the Big Green Elephant
Book Subtitle
Setting in Motion the Transformation Towards Sustainability
Authors
Series Title
Globale Gesellschaft und internationale Beziehungen
Copyright
2021
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-31821-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-31821-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-658-31820-8
Series ISSN
2626-2339
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 400
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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