This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the growing transnational climate movement. A dual focus on climate politics and civil society provides a hitherto unavailable broad and systematic analysis of the current global movement, highlighting how its dynamic and diverse character can play an important role in environmental politics and climate protection.
The range of contributors, from well-known academics to activist-scholars, look at climate movements in the developed and developing world, north and south, small and large, central and marginal. The movement is examined as a whole and as single actors, thereby capturing its scope, structure, development, activities and influence. The book thoroughly addresses theoretical approaches, from classic social movement theory to the influence of environmental justice frames, and follows this with a systematic focus on regions, specific NGOs and activists, cases and strategies, as well as relations with peripheral groups.
In its breadth, balance and depth, this accessible volume offers a fresh and important take on the question of social mobilization around climate change, making it an essential text for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students and researchers in the social sciences.
The rapidly growing climate movement will benefit from this compendium of
timely introspection-on-the-go, as we try to figure out how to do what we
do more effectively!
–Bill McKibben, President and Co-Founder of 350.org, USA
This handbook is an extremely valuable overview and analysis of the global climate change movement. It shows the range and complexity of this movement, and provides unique insights into its structure, goals, and future prospects. It sets a high standard for future scholarship to meet.
–Robert J. Brulle, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science, Drexel University, USA