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This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, environmental policy and environmental psychology.

Author: Stephen M. Dark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429895814

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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Global climate change policy has failed us all, but what is the reasoning that underlies this failure? Why are some people more disposed to reflect on confounding issues like climate change, recognise the danger, seek a solution, and act accordingly, more than others? This book is concerned with how we think and act in response to climate change. In particular, faced with deep uncertainty and the multifaceted complexities that characterise the climate change conundrum, how the various actors and institutions involved in the policymaking process make decisions that both aid and impede in the design and implementation of climate change policy. This book focuses on how these actors and institutions frame and use the knowledge available – under conditions of competing ideologies and interests – and synthesise it to form often-disparate mental models, or worldviews, that inspire them to become firm advocates of meaningful climate change action or indeed, sceptics that continue to downplay the threat, and hence the need for urgency. By exploring how we think about climate change and the disparate mental models we hold as a result, this book explores why humankind has thus far failed in its endeavours to solve the climate change problem. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, environmental policy and environmental psychology.
2018-07-11 By Stephen M. Dark

This book explores the climate policy approaches established by various city governments.

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319648101

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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This book explores the climate policy approaches established by various city governments. It details the strategies, plans and initiatives that have so far been designed to both mitigate and adapt to the impacts of global warming. In doing so, it considers the implications of the actions taken by leading cities and its effects on underlying theoretical assumptions relating to policy development and management processes in achieving climate policy outcomes. Cities Responding to Climate Change establishes an analytical framework that critically examines the application of performance management by city governments in their policy responses to climate change. It draws its focus on the city governments of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo to bring together and discuss the concepts, strategies and practices that have since been introduced to respond to the climate challenges faced. This book highlights the lessons to be learned by other city governments around the world contemplating serious action with climate policies to lessen the impacts of global warming. It will be of particular interest to practitioners and researchers seeking evidence of how governments deliver on their commitments and improve their effectiveness in implementing climate polices.
2017-10-11 By Stephen Jones

For example, whereas 'climate change' and 'adaptation' are frequently mentioned by civil servants in our interviews ... local bureaucrats contemplating dealing with climate impacts One example of local struggles in the context of the ...

Author: Esbern Friis-Hansen

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781786390769

Category: Science

Page: 172

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Two perspectives have dominated the social science discourse on climate change adaptation. Firstly, an international narrative among UN and donor agencies of technical and financial support for planned climate change adaptation. Secondly, a significant volume of studies discuss how local communities can undertake their own autonomous adaptation. Effective and sustainable climate adaptation requires a third focus: understanding of the political processes within sub-national institutions that mediate between national and local practices. This book address the knowledge gap that currently exists about the role of district-level institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa in providing an enabling institutional environment for rural climate change adaptation.
2017-07-12 By Esbern Friis-Hansen

Contemplating climate change's cultural implications in northeaster Siberia, Russia'. In: Anthropology and Climate Change: From encounters to actions. Crate, S and Nuttall, M. Walnut Cree, Ca.: Left Coast Press. Crate, S. A. 2012.

Author: Linda H. Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317970552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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Anthropos, in the sense of species as well as cultures and ethics, locates humans as part of much larger orders of existence – fundamental when thinking about climate change. This book offers a new way of exploring the significance of locality and lives in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a time when humans confront the limits of our control over nature. Many scholars now write about the ethics, policies and politics of climate change, focussing on global processes and effects. The book’s innovative approach to cross-cultural comparison and a regionally based study explores people’s experiences of environmental change and the meaning of climate change for diverse human worlds in a changing biosphere. The main study site is the Hunter Valley in southeast Australia: an ecological region defined by the Hunter River catchment; a dwelling place for many generations of people; and a key location for transnational corporations focussed on the mining, burning and export of black coal. Abundant fossil fuel reserves tie Hunter people and places to the Asia Pacific – the engine room of global economic growth in the twenty-first century and the largest user of the planet’s natural resources. The book analyses the nexus of place and perceptions, political economy and social organisation in situations where environmental changes are radically transforming collective worlds. Based on an anthropological approach informed by other ways of thinking about environment-people relationships, this book analyses the social and cultural dimensions of climate change holistically. Each chapter links the large scales of species and planet with small places, commodity chains, local actions, myths and values, as well as the mingled strands of dystopian imaginings and strivings for recuperative renewal in an era of transition.
2016-02-05 By Linda H. Connor

Contemplating Climate Change's Cultural Implications in Northeastern Siberia, Russia Susan A. Crate 6. Sea Ice: The Sociocultural Dimensions of a Melting Environment in the Arctic Anne Henshaw 7. Global Models, Local Risks: Responding ...

Author: Susan A Crate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315434766

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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The first book to comprehensively assess anthropology’s engagement with climate change, this pioneering volume both maps out exciting trajectories for research and issues a call to action. Chapters in part one are systematic research reviews, covering the relationship between culture and climate from prehistoric times to the present; changing anthropological discourse on climate and environment; the diversity of environmental and sociocultural changes currently occurring around the globe; and the unique methodological and epistemological tools anthropologists bring to bear on climate research. Part two includes a series of case studies that highlights leading-edge research—including some unexpected and provocative findings. Part three challenges scholars to be proactive on the front lines of climate change, providing instruction on how to work in with research communities, with innovative forms of communication, in higher education, in policy environments, as individuals, and in other critical arenas. Linking sophisticated knowledge to effective actions, Anthropology and Climate Change is essential for students and scholars in anthropology and environmental studies.
2016-06-03 By Susan A Crate

adaptation at the national level has been difficult; but at a local level, most decision makers and stakeholders contemplating climate change actions find it unwarranted to consider one strategy apart from the other (see also Chapter 5) ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309145916

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Across the United States, impacts of climate change are already evident. Heat waves have become more frequent and intense, cold extremes have become less frequent, and patterns of rainfall are likely changing. The proportion of precipitation that falls as rain rather than snow has increased across the western United States and Arctic sea ice has been reduced significantly. Sea level has been rising faster than at any time in recent history, threatening the natural and built environments on the coasts. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were substantially reduced now, climate change and its resulting impacts would continue for some time to come. To date, decisions related to the management and protection of the nation's people, resources, and infrastructure have been based on records in the recent past, when climate was relatively stable. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies, calls for a new paradigm-one that considers a range of possible future climate conditions and impacts that may be well outside the realm of past experience. Adaptation requires actions from many decision makers in federal, state, tribal, and local governments; the private sector; non-governmental organizations; and community groups. However, current efforts are hampered by a lack of solid information about the benefits, costs, and effectiveness of various adaptation options; climate information on regional and local scales; and a lack of coordination. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change calls for a national adaptation strategy that provides needed technical and scientific resources, incentives to begin adaptation planning, guidance across jurisdictions, shared lessons learned, and support of scientific research to expand knowledge of impacts and adaptation.

Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research The Global Climate Regime and Transitional Justice Sonja Klinsky and ... Chavez-Rodriguez Contemplating Climate Change Mental Models and Human Reasoning Stephen M. Dark Climate Change, ...

Author: Thorsten Heimann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429791604

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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Ways of handling climate change vary worldwide. Differences can be observed in the perception of potential threats and opportunities as well as in the appraisal of adequate coping strategies. Collective efforts often fail not because of technical restrictions, but as a result of social and cultural differences between the actors involved. Consequently, there is a need to explore in greater depth those zones of cultural friction which emerge when actors deal with climate change. This book examines how cultural differences in the handling of climate change can be described and explained. The work develops the concept of culture as relational space, elaborates explanatory approaches, and investigates them by surveying more than 800 actors responsible for spatial development of the European coastal regions in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Poland. In doing so, this book engages with debates on cultural globalisation, in which the attachment of culture to place is increasingly being questioned. Adopting the approach of culture as relational space allows possible cultural formations to be examined across diverse fields of application from the local to the global scale. In addition, the book investigates how far different value orientations, beliefs, and identities can explain diverse perceptions of problems and opportunities right up to preferences for climate-mitigation and adaptation measures. Providing comprehensive insights into the diverse zones of cultural friction which scholars and practitioners face when handling climate change locally and globally, this book will be of great interest to those studying climate change, environmental sociology, and sustainable planning.
2018-11-19 By Thorsten Heimann

ROUTLEDGE ADVANCES IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH The Anthropology of Climate Change An Integrated Critical Perspective Hans ... Chavez-Rodriguez Contemplating Climate Change Mental Models and Human Reasoning Stephen M. Dark Climate Change, ...

Author: Merrill Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351594813

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The year 2016 was the hottest year on record and the third consecutive record-breaking year in planet temperatures. The following year was the hottest in a non-El Nino year. Of the seventeen hottest years ever recorded, sixteen have occurred since 2000, indicating the trend in climate change is toward an ever warmer Earth. However, climate change does not occur in a social vacuum; it reflects relations between social groups and forces us to contemplate the ways in which we think about and engage with the environment and each other. Employing the experience-near anthropological lens to consider human social life in an environmental context, this book examines the fateful global intersection of ongoing climate change and widening social inequality. Over the course of the volume, Singer argues that the social and economic precarity of poorer populations and communities—from villagers to the urban disadvantaged in both the global North and global South—is exacerbated by climate change, putting some people at considerably enhanced risk compared to their wealthier counterparts. Moreover, the book adopts and supports the argument that the key driver of global climatic and environmental change is the global economy controlled primarily by the world’s upper class, which profits from a ceaseless engine of increased production for national middle classes who have been converted into constant consumers. Drawing on case studies from Alaska, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Haiti and Mali, Climate Change and Social Inequality will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change and climate science, environmental anthropology, medical ecology and the anthropology of global health.
2018-09-03 By Merrill Singer

Gone the Bull of Winter? Contemplating Climate Change's Cultural Implications in Northeastern Siberia, Russia. In S. Crate and M. Nuttall (eds.), Anthropology and Climate Change. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 139-52.

Author: Kirsten Hastrup

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107028210

Category: Nature

Page: 263

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This book examines general questions and particular cases of climate-change related mobility and explores their implications for the social sciences.
2012-08-23 By Kirsten Hastrup

Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research Contemplating Climate Change Mental Models and Human Reasoning Stephen M. Dark Climate Change, Moral Panics and Civilization Amanda Rohloff Edited by André Saramago Climate Change and Social ...

Author: Beth Schaefer Caniglia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351367349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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This volume focuses on the theory and practice of the regenerative development paradigm that is rapidly displacing sustainability as the most fertile ground for climate change adaptation research. This book brings together key thinkers in this field to develop a meaningful synthesis between the existing practice of regenerative development and the input of scholars in the social sciences. It begins by providing an expert introduction to the history, principles, and practices of regenerative development before going on to present a thorough theoretical examination by known theorists from disciplines including sociology, geography, and ethics. A section on regenerative development practices illustrates the need to significantly advance our understanding of how urbanization, climate change, and inequality interact at every scale of development work. Finally, the book ends with a serious consideration of the ways in which integrated systems thinking in higher education could result in a curriculum for the next generation of regenerative development professionals. Regenerative Urban Development, Climate Change and the Common Good will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners of regenerative development, climate change, urban planning, and public policy.
2019-08-06 By Beth Schaefer Caniglia

Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research The Anthropology of Climate Change An Integrated Critical Perspective Hans ... Chavez-Rodriguez Contemplating Climate Change Mental Models and Human Reasoning Stephen M. Dark Climate Change, ...

Author: Amanda Rohloff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136741272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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In recent years, interest in climate change has rapidly increased in the social sciences and yet there is still relatively little published material in the field that seeks to understand the development of climate change as a perceived social problem. This book contributes to filling this gap by theoretically linking the study of the historical development of social perceptions about ‘nature’ and climate change with the figurational sociology of Norbert Elias and the study of moral panics. By focusing sociological theory on climate change, this book situates the issue within the broader context of the development of ecological civilizing processes and comes to conceive of contemporary campaigns surrounding climate change as instances of moral panics/civilizing offensives with both civilizing and decivilizing effects. In the process, the author not only proposes a new approach to moral panics research, but makes a fundamental contribution to the development of figuration sociology and the understanding of how climate change has developed as a social problem, with significant implications regarding how to improve the efficacy of climate change campaigns. This highly innovative study should be of interest to students and researchers working in the fields of sociology, environment and sustainability, media studies and political science.
2018-07-17 By Amanda Rohloff

To effectively begin planning for climate change adaptation, decision support resources will also need to bridge the ... grappling with numerous challenges in their management of natural resources before contemplating climate change; ...

Author: Susanne C. Moser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135071301

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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What does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, policy makers and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management strategy, and on-the-ground adaptation planning activity is becoming more common-place, there is no clear guidance as to what success would look like, what to aim for and how to judge progress. This edited volume makes significant progress toward unpacking the question of successful adaptation, offering both scientifically informed and practice-relevant answers from various sectors and regions of the world. It brings together 18 chapters from leading experts within the field to present careful analyses of different cases and situations, questioning throughout commonly avowed truisms and unspoken assumptions that have pervaded climate adaptation science and practice to date. This book offers not one answer but demonstrates how the question of success in important ways is normative and context specific. It identifies the various dimensions of success, such as economic, political, institutional, ecological, and social, explores the tensions between them, and compiles encouraging evidence that resolutions can be found. The book appraises how climatic and non-climatic stressors play a role, what role science does and can play in adaptation decision making, and how trade-offs and other concerns and priorities shape adaptation planning and implementation on the ground. This is timely interdisciplinary text sheds light on key issues that arise in on-the-ground adaptation to climate change. It bridges the gap between science and practical application of successful adaptation strategies and will be of interest to both students, academics and practitioners.
2013-07-18 By Susanne C. Moser

Life on the ice: Understanding the codes of a changing environment. Polar Record, 38(207), 341–354. ... Contemplating climate change's cultural implications in Northeastern Siberia, Russia. In S. Crate & M. Nuttall (Eds.), ...

Author: Frank Sejersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317542520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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This ground-breaking book investigates how Arctic indigenous communities deal with the challenges of climate change and how they strive to develop self-determination. Adopting an anthropological focus on Greenland’s vision to boost extractive industries and transform society, the book examines how indigenous communities engage with climate change and development discourses. It applies a critical and comparative approach, integrating both local perspectives and adaptation research from Canada and Greenland to make the case for recasting the way the Arctic and Inuit are approached conceptually and politically. The emphasis on indigenous peoples as future-makers and right-holders paves the way for a new understanding of the concept of indigenous knowledge and a more sensitive appreciation of predicaments and dynamics in the Arctic. This book will be of interest to post-graduate students and researchers in environmental studies, development studies and area studies.
2015-06-05 By Frank Sejersen

By contemplating one Christian perspective on climate research, I will now offer a religious view on the social issues ... In her recent book Gaia and Climate Change, ecotheologian Anne Primavesi suggests, as in White's previously ...

Author: Dieter Gerten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441166289

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Climate change and other global environmental changes deserve attention by the the humanities - they are caused mainly by human attitudes and activities and feed back to human societies. Focussing on religion allows for analysis of various human modes of perception, action and thought in relation to global environmental change. On the one hand, religious organizations are aiming to become "greener"; on the other hand, some religious ideas and practices display fatalism towards impacts of climate change. What might be the fate of different religions in an ever-warming world? This book gathers recent research on functions of religion in climate change from theological, ethical, philosophical, anthropological, historical and earth system analytical perspectives. Charting the spread from regional case studies to global-scale syntheses, the authors demonstrate that world religions and indigenous belief systems are already responding in highly dynamic ways to ongoing and projected climate changes - in theory and practice, for better or for worse. The book establishes the research field "religion in climate change" and identifies avenues for future research across disciplines.
2011-11-17 By Dieter Gerten

to be dialogue and public engagement about societal values and preferences for the state of the climate. Contemplating solar climate engineering forces us to consider climate change objectives, choices for meeting such objectives, ...

Author: Mike Hulme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429821158

Category: Nature

Page: 252

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Contemporary Climate Change Debates is an innovative new textbook which tackles some of the difficult questions raised by climate change. For the complex policy challenges surrounding climate migration, adaptation and resilience, structured debates become effective learning devices for students. This book is organised around 15 important questions, and is split into four parts: What do we need to know? What should we do? On what grounds should we base our actions? Who should be the agents of change? Each debate is addressed by pairs of one or two leading or emerging academics who present opposing viewpoints. Through this format the book is designed to introduce students of climate change to different arguments prompted by these questions, and also provides a unique opportunity for them to engage in critical thinking and debate amongst themselves. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading and with discussion questions for use in student classes. Drawing upon the sciences, social sciences and humanities to debate these ethical, cultural, legal, social, economic, technological and political roadblocks, Contemporary Debates on Climate Change is essential reading for all students of climate change, as well as those studying environmental policy and politics and sustainable development more broadly.
2019-11-27 By Mike Hulme

Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research A Critical Approach to Climate Change Adaptation Discourses, Policies and Practices Edited by Silja Klepp and Libertad Chavez-Rodriguez Contemplating Climate Change Mental Models and Human ...

Author: Patricia E. Perkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000487459

Category: Science

Page: 310

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This book will inspire and spark grassroots action to address the inequitable impacts of climate change, by showing how this can be tackled and the many benefits of doing so. With contributions from climate activists and engaged young authors, this volume explores the many ways in which people are proactively working to advance climate justice. The book pays special attention to Canada and the Great Lakes watershed, showing how the effects of climate change span local, regional, and global scales through the impact of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, with related economic and social effects that cross political jurisdictions. Examining examples of local-level activism that include organizing for climate-resilient and equitable communities, the dynamic leadership of Indigenous peoples (especially women) for water and land protection, and diaspora networking, Local Activism for Global Climate Justice also provides theoretical perspectives on how individual action relates to broader social and political processes. Showcasing a diverse range of inspirational and thought-provoking case studies, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate justice, climate change policy, climate ethics, and global environmental governance, as well as teachers and climate activists.
2019-09-06 By Patricia E. Perkins

Climate. Change. Research. Climate Justice and the Economy Social Mobilization, Knowledge and the Political Edited by ... Chavez-Rodriguez Contemplating Climate Change Mental Models and Human Reasoning Stephen M. Dark Climate Change, ...

Author: Emma Frances Bloomfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429998362

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics examines the intersection of climate skepticism and Christianity and proposes strategies for engaging climate skeptics in productive conversations. Despite the scientifically established threats of climate change, there remains a segment of the American population that is skeptical of the scientific consensus on climate change and the urgent need for action. One of the most important stakeholders and conversants in environmental conversations is the religious community. While existing studies have discussed environmentalism as a factor within the religious community, this book positions religion as an important factor in environmentalism and focuses on how identities play a role in environmental conversation. Rather than thinking of religious skeptics as a single unified group, Emma Frances Bloomfield argues that it is essential to recognize there are different types of skeptics so that we can better tailor our communication strategies to engage with them on issues of the environment and climate change. To do so, this work breaks skeptics down into three main types: "separators," "bargainers," and "harmonizers." The book questions monolithic understandings of climate skepticism and considers how competing narratives such as religion, economics, and politics play a large role in climate communication. Considering recent political moves to remove climate change from official records and withdraw from international environmental agreements, it is imperative now more than ever to offer practical solutions to academics, practitioners, and the public to change the conversation. To address these concerns, this book provides both a theoretical examination of the rhetoric of religious climate skeptics and concrete strategies for engaging the religious community in conversations about the environment. This book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners of climate change science, environmental communication, environmental policy, and religion.
2019-05-10 By Emma Frances Bloomfield

Emissions forecasts not only affect climate change projections; they have very serious implications for cost estimates. ... To the extent that we are dealing with a global issue and contemplating global action, it is important to think ...

Author: James C. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401129145

Category: Science

Page: 438

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Bacteria in a test tube and humans on our planet follow the same population curve as time elapses. We on this earth, largely through control of disease, are rapidly ap proaching maximum population, and through energy demands are using up our resour ces and accumulating wastes. We have come to realize the danger of a maturing system but have made essential ly no impact in mitigating or preventing the problems we face. While we have been able to change the world we live in, most of our effects have been to degrade the planet. We have nibbled away at the quality of the atmosphere for centuries and the ac cumulated damage has resulted in changing the world's climate at an ever-increasing rate. We now face the possibility of higher average temperatures over most of our planet, changing patterns of rainfall, rising sea levels, aggravated storm systems and a myriad of social effects.
2012-12-06 By James C. White

As King (2005) identifies and criticizes, the oceans as a global concern reflect an ontology of a “contemplated” ocean that is human-free and should be appreciated from afar, and in which certain fishers or other wildlife extractors ...

Author: Anabela Carvalho

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889712793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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2021-09-10 By Anabela Carvalho

Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research EU Climate Diplomacy Politics, Law and Negotiations Edited by Stephen ... Chavez-Rodriguez Contemplating Climate Change Mental Models and Human Reasoning Stephen M. Dark Climate Change, ...

Author: Sabrina Dekker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351047784

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book provides local governments and interested stakeholders with insights into the challenges and opportunities inherent in addressing climate change. Drawing on in-depth case study research on Vancouver, Portland, Glasgow and Dublin, Dekker examines the policy development processes employed by urban policy makers to respond to climate change, looking specifically at the utilisation of collaborative planning. Emerging from the case studies are lessons for local governments in relation to the role of organisational structure in supporting climate leadership; the importance of leadership, trust, relationship building and narratives for supporting ownership of the responses to climate change by stakeholders; and the need for creative and innovative public engagement to expand the reach of traditional methods such as social media and other technology-based solutions. Finally, Dekker reflects on her experience in the development of climate change action plans for the Dublin Local Authorities. This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers with an interest in climate change resilience, environmental policy and urban planning.
2018-08-22 By Sabrina Dekker

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