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Main Title Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability Linking Climate and Development Policy / [electronic resource] :
Author Edenhofer, Ottmar.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wallacher, Johannes.
Lotze-Campen, Hermann.
Reder, Michael.
Knopf, Brigitte.
Müller, Johannes.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2012
ISBN 9789400745407
Subjects Geography. ; Environmental sciences. ; Climatic changes. ; Economics.
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Collation XXII, 382 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preface.-Introduction -- PART I: Climate Impacts and Vulnerability -- 1. Vulnerability to Climate Change and Poverty -- 2. Climate Change and Water Supply -- 3. Food Security in a Changing Climate -- 4. Vulnerability of Coastal Populations -- PART II: Human Rights, Justice And Development -- 5. Climate Change and Human Rights -- 6. Triangle of Justice -- 7. Development as Enhancement of Life Chances -- 8. Criteria for Compatibility of Climate and Development Policies -- 9. Regulatory Policy: Guiding Social Principles and Individual Responsibility -- 10. Cultures and Religions -- PART III: Climate Change Mitigation Options: Challenges and Costs -- 11. The 2°C Target Reconsidered -- 12. Climate Change Mitigation: Options, Costs and Risks -- 13. Land Use Management for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation -- PART IV: Climate Change Adaptation Options: Challenges And Costs -- 14. Adaptation in Water Management -- 15. Agricultural Adaptation Options: Production Technology, Insurance, Trade -- 16. The Role Of Ecosystem Services in Increasing the Adaptive Capacity of the Poor -- PART V: Case Studies on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation -- 17. Adaptation Options to Climate-Induced Glacier Retreat in Bolivia -- 18. Adaptation Options for Small Rice Farmers in the Philippines -- 19. Deforestation, Indigenous Peoples, and the Poor in Indonesia -- 20. Barriers for Avoiding Deforestation in Ecuador -- 21. Potentials and Limitations of Microinsurance for Protecting the Poor -- 22. From The Last Mile to the First: Risk Awareness is the Key -- 23. The Role of Development Cooperation in Climate Change Adaptation -- PART VI: A Global Deal For Linking Climate And Development Policy -- 24. Climate Policy in a Decentralized World -- 25. A Global Carbon Market and the Allocation of Emission Rights -- 26. Mechanisms for Avoiding Deforestation and Forest Degradation -- 27. Worldwide Promotion and Diffusion of Climate-Friendly Technologies -- 28. International Adaptation Funding -- 29. Strengthening Development Politics and Global Partnership -- 30. Sustainable Development as a Cornerstone of a Future Energy System -- Regional Dialogues On Climate Change and Justice: A Synthesis -- Index. Rich nations are mainly responsible for global greenhouse gas emissions, and they are financially and institutionally better placed to adapt to the impacts of global climate change. Developing countries, though, must face issues such as severe droughts, floods, and other environmental changes associated with the Earth's warming, with far fewer resources to adapt at their disposal. This volume examines the way climate change is affecting the lives and environments of the poor. It provides a global picture of these impacts as well as finer detail on specific regions. The result of a major research project co-funded by various scientific and development organisations, it combines scientific results about the causes, consequences, and economics of climate change with ethical implications for development policy and sustainability. Analysing and synthesising vast data sets from a multitude of disciplines including climate science, economics, hydrology and agricultural research, it seeks new methods of combining climate change mitigation, adaptation, development, and poverty reduction in ways that are effective, efficient and equitable. A guiding principle of the project is that new alliances of state and non-state sector partners are urgently required to establish cooperative responses to the threats posed by climate change. This volume offers a vital policy framework for linking our response to this change with progressive principles of global justice and sustainable development.