Local Climate Change and Society - Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research (Hardback)M. A. Mohamed Salih (editor)
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Although the impacts of climate change are certainly global, its manifestations and subsequent consequences begin locally. Local Climate Change and Society examines how climate change has altered society's relationship with the environment and particularly local communities to adapt to and mitigate climate change. The book analyzes the principles, practices and local responses to micro-level climate policies and interrogates the increasing role of local governments and local climate social movements induced by transnational corporations' activities both above and below the equator.
This book contains country and cross-country case studies and inter-disciplinary contributions written by academics, researchers and policy makers at the cutting edge of climate change knowledge. It aimed at students of environmental and climate change in the social sciences, academics, climate change public.
Local climate change and society has direct appeal to professional staff concerned with environmental management, and policy makers supporting communities and municipalities in climate change adaptation and mitigation processes and activities at the at local level.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"Can the dimensions of different scale levels from a socio-cultural, an economic-administrative and an eco-system perspective at all be compared? The different case studies in Local Climate Change and Society reflect these problems as there is not such a thing as a binary division of the global and the local scale, but in our world today, there are indeed many different scale levels according to the dimensions and the aspects involved". - Hans (J.A.) van Ginkel, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Rector of the United Nations University in Tokyo.