Climate change negotiations have failed the world. Despite more than thirty years of high-level, global talks on climate change, we are still seeing carbon emissions rise dramatically. This edited volume, comprising leading and emerging scholars and climate activists from around the world, takes a critical look at what has gone wrong and what is to be done to create more decisive action.
Composed of twenty-eight essays - a combination of new and republished texts - the anthology is organised around seven main themes: paradigms; what counts?; extraction; dispatches from a climate change frontline country; governance; finance; and action(s). Through this multifaceted approach, the contributors ask pressing questions about how we conceptualise and respond to the climate crisis, providing both 'big picture' perspectives and more focussed case studies.
This unique and extensive collection will be of great value to environmental and social scientists alike, as well as to the general reader interested in understanding current views on the climate crisis.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis ebook for free in PDF format (48.2 MB).
Table of Contents
One Earth, Many Futures, No Destination
From Efficiency to Resilience: Systemic Change towards Sustainability after COVID-19 Pandemic
On Climate Change Ontologies and the Spirit(s) of Oil
Why Net Zero Policies Do More Harm than Good
The Carbon Bootprint of the US Military and Prospects for a Safer Climate
Climate Migration Is about People, Not Numbers
We'll Always Have Paris
The Atmospheric Carbon Commons in Transition
The Mobilisation of Extractivism: The Social and Political Influence of the Fossil Fuel Industry
End the 'Green' Delusions: Industrial-Scale Renewable Energy is Fossil Fuel+
I'm Sian, and I'm a Fossil Fuel Addict: On Paradox, Disavowal and (Im)Possibility in Changing Climate Change
DISPATCHES FROM A CLIMATE CHANGE FRONTLINE COUNTRY - NAMIBIA, SOUTHERN AFRICA
Gendered Climate Change-Induced Human-Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) amidst COVID-19 in the Erongo Region, Namibia
Environmental Change in Namibia: Land-Use Impacts and Climate Change as Revealed by Repeat Photography
On Climate and the Risk of Onto-Epistemological Chainsaw Massacres: A Study on Climate Change and Indigenous People in Namibia Revisited
Towards a Fossil Fuel Treaty
How Governments React to Climate Change: An Interview with the Political Theorists Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann
Inside Out COPs: Turning Climate Negotiations Upside Down
Local Net Zero Emissions Plans: How Can National Governments Help?
Reversing the Failures of Climate Governance: Radical Action for Climate Justice
Climate Finance and the Promise of Fake Solutions to Climate Change
The Promise and Peril of Financialised Climate Governance
What Is to Be Done to Save the Planet?
Climate Politics between Conflict and Complexity
Sustainable Foodscapes: Hybrid Food Networks Creating Food Change
Telling the 'Truth': Communication of the Climate Protest Agenda in the UK Legacy Media
Climate Justice Advocacy: Strategic Choices for Glasgow and Beyond
Public Engagement with Radical Climate Change Action
Five Questions whilst Walking: For Those that Decided to Participate in Agir Pour le Vivant