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Resolving the Climate Change Crisis

The Ecological Economics of Climate Change

Authors: Lawn, Philip

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  • Offers a unique ecological economics approach to climate change
  • Sets the climate change crisis in a sustainable development (steady-state economic) context
  • Simulates and compares a ‘sustainable’ scenario and a ‘growth-as-usual’ scenario
  • Shows why climate change damage costs and mitigation costs have been grossly underestimated
  • Demonstrates the superiority of emissions-trading systems over tax-based systems
  • Outlines a realistic emissions protocol and emissions-trading framework to help resolve the climate change crisis
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This book explains why the climate change crisis is a symptom of a much larger underlying problem – namely, humankind’s predilection with continuous GDP-growth. Given this starting point, the world’s high-income nations must begin the transition to a qualitatively-improving steady-state economy and low-income nations must follow suit at some stage over the next 20-40 years. Unless they do, a well-designed emissions protocol will be as useless as the paper it is written on. 

Adopting an ecological economic approach, this book sets out why we must abandon the goal of continuous growth; how we can do so in a way that improves human well-being; what constitutes a safe atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases; and what type of emissions protocol and emissions-trading framework is likely to achieve a desirable climate change outcome. Failure of the world’s leaders to achieve these goals will not only put future human well-being at risk, it will threaten freedom in the liberal-democratic tradition and international peace.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7502-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7501-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-1363-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resolving the Climate Change Crisis
Book Subtitle
The Ecological Economics of Climate Change
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7502-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7502-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7501-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1363-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 628
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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