Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and by Gillian Fallon, Richard Douthwaite, Visit Amazon's Richard

By Gillian Fallon, Richard Douthwaite, Visit Amazon's Richard Heinberg Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Richard Heinberg,

Preparing for a way forward for financial contraction.

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Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

By James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

During the last decade, carbon catch and garage (CCS) has come to the fore to be able to deal with carbon dioxide emissions contributing to weather swap. This publication examines its creation into the political scene, various interpretations of its value as an rising expertise and the coverage demanding situations dealing with executive and foreign associations with admire to its improvement, deployment and legislation. the point of interest of the booklet is at the development of arguments approximately CCS within the public sphere, the coalitions of actors who've articulated designated views on CCS and the numerous suggestions governments have followed to combine it into weather and effort rules. The authors examine the problems decision-makers now confront in encouraging the uptake of the expertise, handling uncertainties and regulating attendant hazards. The ebook contains case experiences of the reception of CCS in seven OECD international locations: Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the uk and the USA. advancements within the ecu shape the topic of an 8th case learn. The authors element to the political importance of CCS as a mitigation choice providing a fashion ahead for fossil fuels in a carbon limited global, whereas additionally emphasizing the uncertainties that encompass its destiny improvement and deployment. scholars, students and researchers from a large choice of fields who're drawn to weather swap, strength coverage, and the politics and coverage of our environment will locate this ebook illuminating, as will officers and coverage makers in foreign firms and governments.

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Globalization and the environment: greening global political by Gabriela Kutting

By Gabriela Kutting

This groundbreaking research brings jointly fiscal globalization and the surroundings as by no means ahead of. Gabriela Kutting argues for an "eco-holistic" technique that merges social, political, fiscal, and environmental research, in order that a globalizing political financial system should be understood when it comes to environmental and social matters. Key to this merging are the old size of environmental-societal family members, the idea that of intake, and the idea that of fairness. to demonstrate the software of the eco-holistic technique, Kutting attracts out the linkages among social and environmental degradation in West Africa, environmental and fiscal guidelines within the North, and the procuring behavior of person shoppers, utilizing cotton agriculture and the globalizing political financial system of textiles as a case examine.

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How the West Was Warmed: Responding to Climate Change in the by Beth Conover, Bill Ritter, John Hickenlooper

By Beth Conover, Bill Ritter, John Hickenlooper

A suite of essays with the Rocky Mountain West because the point of interest, on how international weather swap is producing possibilities and demanding situations worldwide in such components as land use, power, water and social/political edition.

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Energy and Climate Change: Europe at the Crossroads by David Buchan

By David Buchan

This e-book lines the spreading out of power coverage from being a comparatively slender situation of the Brussels anti-trust department and marketplace liberalisers, to turning into the focal point of renewed fear approximately power dependence on a resurgent Russia, and to constructing into the Union's maximum profile foreign coverage via ecu management on weather swap. The publication assesses development in the direction of those diversified pursuits of power policy--competitive industry constitution, safe offer, a low carbon economy--and argues that whereas they aren't consistently both plausible for all european states, the coverage trade-offs are more straightforward for member states in a Union than as international locations status on my own.

still, it issues out that the european may use its continental scale to raised influence in strength saving, examine and nuclear cooperation, in addition to in supplying strength defense. It notes how member states have valued ecu power coverage sufficient to allow its improvement run prior to formal treaty provisions. yet for such advances to proceed, the ecu has to stick precious and appropriate to member states' issues. So the european should still re-order its priorities: to consolidate and police latest liberalisation instead of pursue new and doubtless counter-productive marketplace restructuring; to be extra sensible approximately its strength dating with Russia; and to be extra bold on weather swap objectives, yet extra economically rational achieve them.The booklet has concepts for inner strength industry, power safety and weather swap guidelines. It concludes curtailing carbon emissions in an economical method needs to be the EU's most sensible strength precedence, and accordingly renewable and bio-fuel plans can be made extra rational.

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Research Strategies for the U.S. Global Change Research by Unknown

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A record constructed through the nationwide study Council's Committee on international switch recommending themes for targeted reviews. the subjects aren't meant to span the variety of concerns that have to be addressed. fairly, they're in keeping with an research of the main severe gaps--areas that aren't being addressed through current courses. now not listed. Annotation(c) 2003 publication information, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Avoided Deforestation: Prospects for Mitigating Climate by Charles Palmer, Stefanie Engel

By Charles Palmer, Stefanie Engel

Avoided deforestation should be characterised because the use of monetary incentives to minimize charges of deforestation and woodland degradation, with a lot of the focal point on forests in tropical countries.

While refrained from deforestation, as a coverage factor, isn't really new, the present debate in educational and coverage circles on together with it in destiny weather swap mitigation techniques akin to the fresh improvement Mechanism is amassing speed – and this debate is barely more likely to accentuate as negotiations proceed over what will be incorporated within the successor contract to the Kyoto Protocol, that's set to run out in 2012.

Up beforehand, even though, the controversy when it comes to the medical and fiscal implications of kept away from deforestation has now not been introduced jointly. This e-book goals to assemble vital study findings within the zone besides their coverage implications, when linking refrained from deforestation to political economic climate in addition to to the most recent advancements in environmental and usual source economics.

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U.S. Policy Options for Iraq: A Reassessment by Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Audra K. Grant, Terrence K. Kelly,

By Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Audra K. Grant, Terrence K. Kelly, Andrew Rathmell

This booklet examines 5 attainable U.S. concepts for Iraq. It bargains innovations for methods during which U.S. political, defense, and fiscal regulations in Iraq may be enhanced. It argues that the focal point of coverage has to be the protection of Iraq's inhabitants. It additionally emphasizes the necessity for policymakers to organize and plan not just for achievement, but in addition for failure.

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Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge by Vandana Shiva

By Vandana Shiva

Genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are “the final expression of the commercialization of technology and the commodification of nature.… existence itself is being colonized,” in keeping with well known environmentalist Vandana Shiva. The resistance to this biopiracy, she argues, is the fight to preserve either cultural and organic range. because the land, forests, oceans, and surroundings have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, companies are actually searching for new colonies to use and invade for extra accumulation—in Shiva’s view, the internal areas of the our bodies of girls, vegetation, and animals. that includes a brand new creation by way of the writer, this variation of Biopiracy is a discovered, transparent, and passionately said objection to the ways that Western companies are being allowed to expropriate usual procedures and conventional types of knowledge.

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