1st Edition

Local Climate Change and Society

Edited By M. A. Mohamed Salih Copyright 2013
    242 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Although the impacts of climate change are certainly global, its manifestations and subsequent consequences begin locally. Local Climate Change and Society examines how climate change has altered society’s relationship with the environment and particularly local communities to adapt to and mitigate climate change. The book analyses the principles, practices and local responses to micro-level climate policies and interrogates the increasing role of local governments and local climate social movements induced by transnational corporations’ activities both above and below the equator.

    This book contains country and cross-country case studies and inter-disciplinary contributions written by academics, researchers and policy makers at the cutting edge of climate change knowledge. It aimed at students of environmental and climate change in the social sciences, academics, climate change public.

    Local climate change and society has direct appeal to professional staff concerned with environmental management, and policy makers supporting communities and municipalities in climate change adaptation and mitigation processes and activities at the at local level.


    Introduction Mohamed A. Salih 1. Economy, Entropy and Local Climate Change Jairo Roldán 2. Conceptualizing Local Climate Change and Society Mohamed A. Salih 3. Micro Level Climate Change Impacts and Response in Malawi, Botswana and Kenya Michael Bernard Kwesi Darkoh, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi and Joseph E. Mbaiwa 4. Local Climate Change and Water Distribution in Xinjiang, China Max Spoor, Jiang Pingan and Mural Arsel 5. Using Local Knowledge to Shrink the Individual Carbon Footprint Katrina Fischer-Kuh 6. Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): Gendered Resource Systems and Livelihood Diversification Leena Akatama and Irmeli Mustalahti 7. The Role of Local Government Units in Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation: The Case of Albay, Philippines Rodel Lasco, RJ Delfino1, M Rangasa and FB Pulhin 8. Local environmental initiatives in Chinese and Dutch Cities Meine Pieter van Dijk 9. Local Campaigns against Shell or Transnational Campaigns Against Climate Change? From the Niger Delta in Nigeria to Rossport in Ireland Timothy Doyle and Andy Lockhart 10. Pulp mills and Mining: Trajectories of non-traditional actors limits of influence, Argentina María del Pilar Bueno Conclusions Mohamed A. Salih


    Mohamed A. Salih is Professor of the Politics of Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and the Department of Political Science, University of Leiden, Netherlands.