For more than twenty years, Global Environmental Politics has provided an up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the world's most pressing environmental issues. This new edition continues this tradition while covering critical new developments in the field. Through case studies on key issues such as climate change, toxic chemicals, and biodiversity loss, the authors detail the development of major environmental regimes. With new material on the adoption of global Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the December 2015 Paris Climate Change conference; and recent meetings of major conventions on desertification, biological diversity, and more; the authors present a comprehensive overview of contemporary international environmental politics. Global Environmental Politics is vital reading for any student wishing to understand the current state of the field and to make informed decisions about which policies might best safeguard our environment for the future.
Table of Contents
Introduction [Gabriela KÃ¼tting and Kyle Herman]
1. International Relations Theory and the Environment [John Vogler]
2. Transnational Actors in Global Environmental Politics [Lucy Ford]
3. Global Political Economy and Development [Thomas Hickmann and Markus Lederer]
4. Environmental Security [Hannah Hughes]
5. Sustainable Consumption [Doris Fuchs]
6. International Environmental and Ecological Justice [Tim Ehresman and Dimitris Stevis]
7. Climate Change: Science, international cooperation and global environmental politics [Paul G. Harris]
8. As China Goes, So Goes the Planet: The Environmental Implications of the Rise of China [Judith Shapiro]
9. The Role of Technology in the Global Environment [Kyle S. Herman]
10. The Politics of Energy and the environment: bridging the divide [Maria Julia Trombetta]
11. Endangered Species, Biodiversity and the Politics of Conservation [Alice B. M. Vadrot]
12. The Global Politics of Food System Sustainability [Wendy Godek]
13. Forest Politics, Neoliberalism and the Limits of International Environmental Policy [David Humphries]
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