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Climate Change and Human Development

Hannah Reid


Zed books has recently published ‘Climate Change and Human Development’ by Hannah Reid. This is a collation of work carried out by the Up in Smoke group – a powerful coalition of environment and development NGOs working in the UK (Oxfam, ActionAid, World Vision, CAFOD, Greenpeace, WWF etc.) who in 2002 began meeting to discuss how climate change was not just an environmental issue and was really going to affect people. Whilst the world's poor are clearly hit hardest by climate change impacts, so too do they hold many of the solutions for how best to cope with its impacts, and at times reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero. 'Climate Change and Human Development' offers a rich compendium of real life scenarios and brings home the realities of how poor people are suffering from and coping with climate change impacts today. This book draws on case studies gathered by the Up in Smoke group and provides new models for human development in a climate-change-constrained world as well as positive solutions to tackling climate change at the macro-level with proposals from luminaries such as Professors Wangari Maathai, Manfred Max-Neef and Jayati Ghosh. The book can be used for teaching, but is also accessible for an interested general public.

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  • External: X00125
  • Published: Jul 2014 - Zed Books
  • Theme: Climate change
  • Language: English

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