Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis

by Steffen Böhm, Sian Sullivan

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Book Description

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

Part I
PARADIGMS
Chapter 1
One Earth, Many Futures, No Destination
Chapter 2
From Efficiency to Resilience: Systemic Change towards Sustainability after COVID-19 Pandemic
Chapter 3
On Climate Change Ontologies and the Spirit(s) of Oil
Part II
WHAT COUNTS?
Chapter 4
Why Net Zero Policies Do More Harm than Good
Chapter 5
The Carbon Bootprint of the US Military and Prospects for a Safer Climate
Chapter 6
Climate Migration Is about People, Not Numbers
Chapter 7
We'll Always Have Paris
Chapter 8
The Atmospheric Carbon Commons in Transition
Part III
EXTRACTION
Chapter 9
The Mobilisation of Extractivism: The Social and Political Influence of the Fossil Fuel Industry
Chapter 10
End the 'Green' Delusions: Industrial-Scale Renewable Energy is Fossil Fuel+
Chapter 11
I'm Sian, and I'm a Fossil Fuel Addict: On Paradox, Disavowal and (Im)Possibility in Changing Climate Change
Part IV
DISPATCHES FROM A CLIMATE CHANGE FRONTLINE COUNTRY - NAMIBIA, SOUTHERN AFRICA
Chapter 12
Gendered Climate Change-Induced Human-Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) amidst COVID-19 in the Erongo Region, Namibia
Chapter 13
Environmental Change in Namibia: Land-Use Impacts and Climate Change as Revealed by Repeat Photography
Chapter 14
On Climate and the Risk of Onto-Epistemological Chainsaw Massacres: A Study on Climate Change and Indigenous People in Namibia Revisited
Part V
GOVERNANCE
Chapter 15
Towards a Fossil Fuel Treaty
Chapter 16
How Governments React to Climate Change: An Interview with the Political Theorists Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann
Chapter 17
Inside Out COPs: Turning Climate Negotiations Upside Down
Chapter 18
Local Net Zero Emissions Plans: How Can National Governments Help?
Chapter 19
Reversing the Failures of Climate Governance: Radical Action for Climate Justice
Part VI
FINANCE
Chapter 20
Climate Finance and the Promise of Fake Solutions to Climate Change
Chapter 21
The Promise and Peril of Financialised Climate Governance
Part VII
ACTION(S)
Chapter 22
What Is to Be Done to Save the Planet?
Chapter 23
Climate Politics between Conflict and Complexity
Chapter 24
Sustainable Foodscapes: Hybrid Food Networks Creating Food Change
Chapter 25
Telling the 'Truth': Communication of the Climate Protest Agenda in the UK Legacy Media
Chapter 26
Climate Justice Advocacy: Strategic Choices for Glasgow and Beyond
Chapter 27
Public Engagement with Radical Climate Change Action
Chapter 28
Five Questions whilst Walking: For Those that Decided to Participate in Agir Pour le Vivant

Book Details

Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2021
Pages
474
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781800642607
ISBN10
1800642601
ISBN13 Digital
9781800642621
ISBN10 Digital
1800642628
PDF Size
48.2 MB
License
CC BY

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