Category: Environmental Policy

Global Environmental Change and Human Security by Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald, Karen L.

By Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald, Karen L. O'Brien, Geoffrey D. Dabelko

In fresh years, students in diplomacy and different fields have started to conceive of safeguard extra generally, relocating clear of a state-centered thought of nationwide safeguard towards the assumption of human protection, which emphasizes the person and human overall healthiness. Viewing international environmental swap throughout the lens of human safety connects such difficulties as melting ice caps and carbon emissions to poverty, vulnerability, fairness, and clash. This e-book examines the complicated social, wellbeing and fitness, and fiscal outcomes of environmental swap around the globe. In chapters which are either academically rigorous and coverage proper, the ebook discusses the connections of worldwide environmental swap to city poverty, usual failures (with a case learn of typhoon Katrina), violent clash (with a learn of the decade-long Nepalese civil war), inhabitants, gender, and improvement. The ebook makes transparent the inadequacy of conventional understandings of safeguard and exhibits how worldwide environmental swap is elevating new, unavoidable questions of human lack of confidence, clash, cooperation, and sustainable improvement. ContributorsW. Neil Adger, Jennifer Bailey, Jon Barnett, Victoria Basolo, Hans Georg Bohle, Mike Brklacich, might Chazan, Chris Cocklin, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Indra de Soysa, Heather Goldsworthy, Betsy Hartmann, Robin M. Leichenko, Laura Little, Alexander López, Richard A. Matthew, Bryan McDonald, Eric Neumayer, Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah, Karen L. O'Brien, Marvin S. Soroos, Bishnu Raj Upreti

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The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past Our Hang-ups to by Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu PhD JD

By Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu PhD JD

There's an easy, basic solution to lower carbon emissions and stop the main disastrous results of weather change-and we are rejecting it as a result of irrational political fears. that is the important argument of The Case for a Carbon Tax, a clear-eyed, subtle research of weather swap policy.

Shi-Ling Hsu examines the 4 significant ways to curtailing CO2: cap-and-trade; command and regulate law; govt subsidies of different strength; and carbon taxes. Weighing the commercial, social, administrative, and political benefits of every, he demonstrates why a tax is at the moment the best coverage. Hsu doesn't declare tax is the right or in simple terms solution-but that not like the choices, it may be carried out instantly and coupled successfully with different approaches.

In truth, the sole barrier is mental. whereas politicians can current subsidies and cap-and-trade as "win-win" recommendations, the prices of a tax are instantly obvious. Hsu deftly explores the social and political components that hinder us from embracing this common sense strategy. And he exhibits why we needs to get prior our hang-ups if we're to avoid a world crisis.

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Indra's Net and the Midas Touch: Living Sustainably in a by Leslie Paul Thiele

By Leslie Paul Thiele

We are living at the present time in an international internet of interdependence, attached technologically, economically, politically, and socially. because of those increasing and deepening interdependencies, it has develop into very unlikely totally to control--or foretell--the results of our activities. the realm is rife with unintentional effects. Wall Street's reckless funding in poisonous resources lately produced sizeable defaults and a world monetary recession. Our attachment to fossil power is generating a weather default. the 1st legislation of human ecology--which announces that we can by no means do simply one thing--is a fact we forget about at our peril. In Indra's web and the Midas contact, Leslie Paul Thiele explores the effect of interdependence and accidental results on our pursuit of sustainability. regrettably, sturdy intentions supply no antidote to the legislation of unintentional results, and proffered therapies frequently end up worse than the illness. Biofuels built for the aim of decreasing carbon emissions, for instance, have had the unintentional impression of slicing off nutrition offers to the needy and destroying rain forests. The problem we are facing is to be creative and adaptive in our pursuit of sustainability. yet we won't easily invent our manner out of our ecological and fiscal obstacle. particularly, we needs to essentially rework our styles of pondering and behaviour. Thiele deals the highbrow and ethical foundations for this modification, drawing from ecology, ethics, know-how, economics, politics, psychology, physics, and metaphysics. wisdom of our interconnectedness, he writes, stimulates creativity and neighborhood; it's a profound accountability and a blessing past degree.

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Emissions Trading for Climate Policy: US and European by Bernd Hansjürgens

By Bernd Hansjürgens

The 1997 Kyoto convention brought emissions buying and selling as a brand new coverage software for weather security. This book's contributions from the fields of economics, political technological know-how and legislations learn theoretical facets of regulatory tools for weather coverage, supply an summary of U.S. adventure with market-based tools, draw classes from current buying and selling schemes for the regulate of greenhouse gases, and talk about concepts for emissions buying and selling in weather coverage. in addition they spotlight the heritage of weather coverage and software selection within the U.S and Europe.

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Planning and Urban Change by Stephen Ward

By Stephen Ward

Totally revised and punctiliously up-to-date, the second one version of making plans and concrete switch presents an obtainable but richly unique account of British city making plans. Stephen Ward demonstrates how city making plans may be understood via 3 different types: rules - city making plans background because the improvement of theoretical methods: from radical and utopian beginnings, to the `new correct' taking into consideration the Eighties, and up to date curiosity in eco-friendly concept and sustainability; guidelines - city making plans heritage as an intensely political procedure, the textual content explains the complex relation among making plans thought and political perform; and affects - city making plans historical past because the divergence of expectation and end result, every one bankruptcy exhibits how meant affects were transformed by way of monetary and social forces. This moment version positive factors a wholly new bankruptcy at the key coverage alterations that experience happened less than the foremost and Blair governments, including a serious assessment of present coverage developments.

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Nation, Immigration, and Environmental Security by Jessica LeAnn Urban

By Jessica LeAnn Urban

There's becoming curiosity in addressing environmental destruction as an issue of U.S. nationwide defense. in accordance with neo-Malthusian doomsday situations, gendered and racialized Others are ordinarily scapegoated for ecological devastation and lack of confidence, permitting either, and their center explanations (interlocking platforms of inequality), to flourish. during the lens of intersectional, postcolonial feminism, city interrogates mainstream environmental safeguard discourse within the usa, with specific emphasis on immigration around the U.S./Mexico border. city additionally advances replacement methods grounded no longer within the greening of hate, yet in social, environmental, and reproductive justice for all.  

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