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The Limits of the Green Economy From re-inventing capitalism to re-politicising the present

The Limits of the Green Economy: From re-inventing capitalism to re-politicising the present

1st Edition

Anneleen Kenis, Matthias Lievens
April 16, 2017

Projecting win-win situations, new economic opportunities, green growth and innovative partnerships, the green economy discourse has quickly gained centre stage in international environmental governance and policymaking. Its underlying message is attractive and optimistic: if the market can become ...

The European Union in International Climate Change Negotiations

The European Union in International Climate Change Negotiations

1st Edition

Stavros Afionis
February 09, 2017

The EU has been portrayed as a leader in international climate change negotiations. Its role in the development of the climate change regime, as well as the adoption of novel policy instruments such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in 2005, are frequently put forward as indicative of a ...

International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation Barents Sea Scenarios

International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation: Barents Sea Scenarios

1st Edition

Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik, Alexei Bambulyak, Ove Gudmestad, Indra Overland, Anatoly Zolotukhin
December 20, 2016

The Arctic region contains large amounts of natural resources considered necessary to sustain global economic growth, so it is unsurprising that it is increasingly susceptible to political, economic, environmental, and even military conflicts. This book looks in detail at the preconditions and...

Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

1st Edition

Spencer Barrett Meredith, III
November 30, 2016

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a ...

The Politics of Carbon Markets

The Politics of Carbon Markets

1st Edition

Benjamin Stephan, Richard Lane
June 20, 2016

The carbon markets are in the middle of a fundamental crisis - a crisis marked by collapsing prices, fleeing actors, and ever increasing greenhouse gas levels. Yet carbon trading remains at the heart of global attempts to respond to climate change. Not only this, but markets continue to proliferate...

Why REDD will Fail

Why REDD will Fail

1st Edition

Jessica L. DeShazo, Chandra Lal Pandey, Zachary A. Smith
February 05, 2016

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) attempts to address climate change from one angle – by paying developing countries to slow or stop deforestation and forest degradation. Trumpeted as a way to both mitigate climate change and assist countries with development, REDD...

Land and Resource Scarcity Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels

Land and Resource Scarcity: Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels

1st Edition

Andreas Exner, Peter Fleissner, Lukas Kranzl, Werner Zittel
May 22, 2015

This book brings together geological, biological, radical economic, technological, historical and social perspectives on peak oil and other scarce resources. The contributors to this volume argue that these scarcities will put an end to the capitalist system as we know it and alternatives must be ...

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