- Publisher: Zed Books
- ISBN: 9781780324401
- Price: $44.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Aug 2014
- Rights: Canada
- Pages: 304
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Climate Change and Human Development
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.
Drawing on case studies gathered by the UP in Smoke group–a powerful coalition of global environment and development organizations including Greenpeace, Oxfam, Practical Action and the WWF–this book provides new models for human development in a climate-change-constrained future 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.
1. Climate change: what to expect
2. Food and farming
7. The Natural Environment
13. What next?
About the Author
Dr. Hannah Reid is a researcher, currently working with the Climate Change Group and the Biodiversity Team at the International Institute for Environment and Development in London. She has a PhD in Biodiversity Management and over twelve years’ experience working on climate change, with particular focus on how best to help those who are most vulnerable to its impacts. She was one of the founding members of the Up in Smoke group in 2003.