Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis - cover image

Copyright

Steffen Böhm; Sian Sullivan

Published On

2021-09-28

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-260-7
Hardback978-1-80064-261-4
PDF978-1-80064-262-1
HTML978-1-80064-656-8
XML978-1-80064-265-2
EPUB978-1-80064-263-8
MOBI978-1-80064-264-5

Language

  • English

Print Length

472 pages (lxx+402)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 33 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.29" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 37 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.44" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1960g (69.14oz)
Hardback2365g (83.42oz)

Media

Illustrations21
Tables1
Videos1

OCLC Number

1273981482

LCCN

2020416930

BIC

  • RN
  • RNT
  • RNA
  • J
  • PSAF

BISAC

  • SCI019000
  • SCI026000
  • SCI042000
  • SOC026040

LCC

  • QC903

Keywords

  • climate change
  • carbon emissions
  • climate activism
  • paradigms
  • extraction
  • climate change frontline country
  • governance
  • finance
  • action
  • climate crisis
  • case studies
  • social sciences
  • climate change negotiation
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Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis

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.

Endorsements

This work by eminent scholars from around the world offers a provocative and deeply insightful analysis of "the politics of paralysis and self-destruction” that have long hindered effective and equitable climate policy over the past 20 years. The book is very timely, and I hope will help to increase the sense of urgency for a deal that will save the planet and billions of poor people around the world that bear a disproportionate impact of climate change.

Prof Chukwumerije Okereke

Director Center of Climate Change and Development, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Nigeria

Reviews

Böhm (Univ. of Exeter) and Sullivan (Bath Spa Univ.) have brought together a group of writers skilled at communicating the sense of imminent existential challenge, whose recommendations ask much of society. Every reader interested in facing current failures and discussing radically relevant solutions will find something of interest in this volume.

M. C. Stephan

CHOICE connect, vol. 59, no. 12, 2022.

Table of Contents

List of Images and Videos
Acknowledgements
The Authors
Introduction: Climate Crisis? What Climate Crisis?

Steffen Böhm and Sian Sullivan


I PARADIGMS
1. One Earth, Many Futures, No Destination

Mike Hulme


2. From Efficiency to Resilience: Systemic Change towards Sustainability after COVID-19 Pandemic

Minna Halme, Eeva Furman, Eeva-Lotta Apajalahti, Jouni Jaakkola, Lassi Linnanen, Jari Lyytimäki, Mikko Mönkkänen, Arto O. Salonen, Katriina Soini, Katriina Siivonen, Tuuli Toivonen and Anne Tolvanen


3. On Climate Change Ontologies and the Spirit(s) of Oil

Sian Sullivan


II WHAT COUNTS?
4. Why Net Zero Policies Do More Harm than Good

James G. Dyke, Wolfgang Knorr and Robert Watson


5. The Carbon Bootprint of the US Military and Prospects for a Safer Climate

Patrick Bigger, Cara Kennelly, Oliver Belcher and Ben Neimark


6. Climate Migration Is about People, Not Numbers

David Durand-Delacre, Giovanni Bettini, Sarah L. Nash, Harald Sterly, Giovanna Gioli, Elodie Hut, Ingrid Boas, Carol Farbotko, Patrick Sakdapolrak, Mirjam de Bruijn, Basundhara Tripathy Furlong, Kees van der Geest, Samuel Lietaer and Mike Hulme


7. We’ll Always Have Paris

Mike Hannis


8. The Atmospheric Carbon Commons in Transition

Bruce Lankford


III PARADIGMS
9. The Mobilisation of Extractivism: The Social and Political Influence of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg


10. End the ‘Green’ Delusions: Industrial-Scale Renewable Energy is Fossil Fuel+

Alexander Dunlap


11. I’m Sian, and I’m a Fossil Fuel Addict: On Paradox, Disavowal and (Im)Possibility in Changing Climate Change

Sian Sullivan


IV DISPATCHES FROM A CLIMATE CHANGE FRONTLINE COUNTRY—NAMIBIA, SOUTHERN AFRICA
12. Gendered Climate Change-Induced Human-Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) amidst COVID-19 in the Erongo Region, Namibia

Selma Lendelvo, Romie Nghitevelekwa and Mechtilde Pinto


13. Environmental Change in Namibia: Land-Use Impacts and Climate Change as Revealed by Repeat Photography

Rick Rohde, M. Timm Hoffman and Sian Sullivan


14. On Climate and the Risk of Onto-Epistemological Chainsaw Massacres: A Study on Climate Change and Indigenous People in Namibia Revisited

Ute Dieckmann


V GOVERNANCE
15. Towards a Fossil Fuel Treaty

Peter Newell


16. How Governments React to Climate Change: An Interview with the Political Theorists Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann

Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann


17. Inside Out COPs: Turning Climate Negotiations Upside Down

Shahrin Mannan, Saleemul Huq and Mizan R. Khan


18. Local Net Zero Emissions Plans: How Can National Governments Help?

Ian Bailey


19. Reversing the Failures of Climate Governance: Radical Action for Climate Justice

Paul G. Harris


VI FINANCE
20. Climate Finance and the Promise of Fake Solutions to Climate Change

Sarah Bracking


21. The Promise and Peril of Financialised Climate Governance

Rami Kaplan and David Levy


VII ACTION(S)
22. What Is to Be Done to Save the Planet?

Peter North


23. Climate Politics between Conflict and Complexity

Matthew Paterson


24. Sustainable Foodscapes: Hybrid Food Networks Creating Food Change

Rebecca Sandover


25. Telling the ‘Truth’: Communication of the Climate Protest Agenda in the UK Legacy Media

Sharon Gardham


26. Climate Justice Advocacy: Strategic Choices for Glasgow and Beyond

Patrick Bond


27. Public Engagement with Radical Climate Change Action

Lorraine Whitmarsh


28. Five Questions whilst Walking: For Those that Decided to Participate in Agir Pour le Vivant

Isabelle Fremeaux and Jay Jordan


Index

Contributors

Sian Sullivan

(editor)
Professor of Environment and Culture at Bath Spa University