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Climate change, ethics and human security

Author: Karen L O'Brien; Asuncion Lera St Clair; Berit Kristoffersen
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Presenting human security perspectives on climate change, this volume raises issues of equity, ethics and environmental justice, as well as our capacity to respond to what is increasingly considered to be the greatest societal challenge for humankind. Written by international experts, it argues that climate change must be viewed as an issue of human security, and not an environmental problem that can be managed in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen L O'Brien; Asuncion Lera St Clair; Berit Kristoffersen
ISBN: 9780521197663 052119766X
OCLC Number: 535491153
Description: xiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Pt. I Framings --
1. The framing of climate change: why it matters / Karen O'Brien, Asuncion Lera St. Clair and Berit Kristoffersen --
2. The idea of human security / Des Gasper --
3. Climate change science and policy, as if people mattered / Jon Barnett --
pt. II Equity --
4. A "shared vision"? Why inequality should worry us / J. Timmons Roberts and Bradley C. Parks --
5. Fair decision making in a new climate of risk / W. Neil Adger and Donald R. Nelson --
pt. III Ethics --
6. Ethics, politics, economics and the global environment / Desmond McNeill --
7. Human rights, climate change, and discounting / Simon Caney --
8. Climate change as a global test for contemporary political institutions and theories / Stephen M. Gardiner --
pt. IV Reflexivity --
9. Linking sustainable development with climate change adaptation and mitigation / Livia Bizikova ... [et al.] --
10. Global poverty and climate change: towards the responsibility to protect / Asuncion Lera St. Clair --
11. Social contracts in a changing climate: security of what and for whom? / Bronwyn Hayward and Karen O'Brien --
12. Towards a new science on climate change / Karen O'Brien, Asuncion Lera St. Clair and Berit Kristoffersen.
Responsibility: edited by Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen.
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Presents the concept of human security as a new approach to the challenges of climate change, and to shaping a more equitable and sustainable future. Raising issues of equity, ethics and  Read more...


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