The Resource Cities and climate changes, Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill

Cities and climate changes, Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill

Cities and climate changes
Cities and climate changes
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill
Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world's cities. Now home to over half the world's population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. A variety of actors are involved in urban climate governance, with municipal governments, international organisations, and funding bodies pointing to cities as key arenas for response. This book provides the first critical introduction to these challenges, giving an overview of the science and policy of climate change at the global level and the emergence of climate change as an urban policy issue. It considers the challenges of governing climate change in the city in the context of the changing nature of urban politics, economics, society and infrastructures. It looks at how responses for mitigation and adaptation have emerged within the city, and the implications of climate change for social and environmental justice. This book enables students to understand the potential and limits of addressing climate change at the urban level and to explore the consequences for our future cities. It will be essential reading for undergraduate students across the disciplines of geography, politics, sociology, urban studies, planning and science and technology studies
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index present
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B8525 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Series statement
Routledge critical introductions to urbanism and the city
Cities and climate changes, Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Climate change - an urban problem? -- Introducing climate change -- What has climate change got to do with the city? -- Urban worlds and climate-change futures -- Chapter outline -- Discussion points -- Further reading and resources -- 2.Climate risk and vulnerability in the city -- Introduction -- The urban impacts of climate change -- Climate change and urban vulnerability -- Conclusions -- Discussion points -- Further reading and resources -- 3.Accounting for urban GHG emissions -- Introduction -- Assessing the urban contribution to climate change -- Urban difference and the drivers of GHG emissions -- Conclusions -- Discussion points -- Further reading and resources -- 4.Governing climate change in the city -- Introduction -- Charting the emergence of urban climate-change responses -- Understanding the nature of urban climate governance -- Conclusions -- Discussion points -- Further reading and resources --
  • Contents note continued: 5.Climate-change mitigation and low-carbon cities -- Introduction -- What is mitigation? -- Making mitigation policy -- Municipal climate-change mitigation in action -- The drivers and challenges of mitigation -- Conclusions -- Discussion points -- Further reading and resources -- 6.Urban adaptation - towards climate-resilient cities? -- Introduction -- What is adaptation? -- Making adaptation policy -- Municipal climate-change adaptation in practice -- Drivers and barriers for urban climate-change adaptation -- Conclusions -- Discussion points -- Further reading and resources -- 7.Climate-change experiments and alternatives in the city -- Introduction -- Sowing the seeds of change? -- Experiments in practice -- Alternatives: moving beyond the mainstream? -- Conclusions -- Discussion points -- Further reading and resources -- 8.Conclusions -- Changing climate, changing cities? -- Urban futures: towards climate justice?
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24 cm
266 pages
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  • (OCoLC)805701584
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