Climate Change Collection COP 21 / CMP 11 Paris 2015

In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

To show our support we have compiled a list of related climate change books around the key themes of this years’ conference. Key themes this year include Climate Law and Policy, Climate Politics and Governance, Climate Security and Climate Economics.

Don't forget - Many of these books have a 'look inside' function so you can browse online before you decide!

In addition, we've also put together a free e-book for you on Climate Change Research, combining a selection of chapters on key themes relating to climate change. Topics include the Kyoto Protocol's Compliance Committee and the governance of climate change adaptation. Download your free copy here.

Visit our Spotlight page to read a selection of author interviews and articles on climate change.

For more information about COP21 / CMP11 Paris click here.

Featured Books:

  • Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment

    Edited by Sherilyn MacGregor

    The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflections and empirical research from leading researchers and practitioners working in this transdisciplinary and transnational academic field. Over the course of the book, these contributors provide…

    Hardback – 2017-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

    Edited by Robert E. Looney

    An original contribution to our understanding of a phenomenon that is reshaping the world, this title thoroughly discusses the transformation of the energy security policy arena brought on by two dramatic developments – the increased potential availability of energy in many parts of the world on…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Climate Change Risks and Food Security in Bangladesh

    By Winston Yu, Mozaharul Alam, Ahmadul Hassan, Abu Saleh Khan, Alex Ruane, Cynthia Rosenzweig, David Major, James Thurlow

    Managing climate variability and change remains a key development and food security issue in Bangladesh. Despite significant investments, floods, droughts, and cyclones during the last two decades continue to cause extensive economic damage and impair livelihoods. Climate change will pose…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Earthscan Climate

  • Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

    Edited by Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld, Dana R. Fisher

    Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and ecologies that we are a part of, the plants and animals that we…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • China Confronts Climate Change

    A bottom-up perspective

    By Peter H. Koehn

    China is an integral actor in any movement that will stabilize the global climate at conditions suited to sustainable development for its own population and for people living around the world. Assessments of China’s climatic-system consequences, impact, and responsibilities need to take into…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Community Action and Climate Change

    By Jennifer Kent

    The failure of recent international negotiations to progress global action on climate change has shifted attention to the emergence of grassroots sustainability initiatives. These civil society networks display the potential to implement social innovation and change processes from the ‘bottom up’.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Matthias Barth, Gerd Michelsen, Marco Rieckmann, Ian Thomas

    The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • EU Climate Policy Explained

    Edited by Jos Delbeke, Peter Vis

    The EU has been the region of the world where the most climate policies have been implemented, and where practical policy experimentation in the field of the environment and climate change has been taking place at a rapid pace over the last twenty-five years. This has led to considerable success in…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20
    Routledge

  • Gender and Climate Change

    Impacts, Science, Policy

    By Joane Nagel

    Does gender matter in global climate change? This timely and provocative book takes readers on a guided tour of basic climate science, then holds up a gender lens to find out what has been overlooked in popular discussion, research, and policy debates. We see that, around the world, more women…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge

  • Climate Risk and Resilience in China

    Edited by Rebecca Nadin, Sarah Opitz-Stapleton, Xu Yinlong

    China has been subject to floods, droughts and heat waves for millennia; these hazards are not new. What is new is how rapidly climate risks are changing for different groups of people and sectors. This is due to the unprecedented rates of socio-economic development, migration, land-use change,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge

  • Handbook of Climate Change and India

    Development, Politics and Governance

    Edited by Navroz K. Dubash

    How do policymakers, businesses and civil society in India approach the challenge of climate change? What do they believe global climate negotiations will achieve and how? And how are Indian political and policy debates internalizing climate change? Relatively little is known globally about…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge

  • International Climate Finance

    Edited by Erik Haites

    The book is the first to provide a complete overview of international climate finance. In the Copenhagen Accord of 2009, developed countries jointly committed to mobilize US$100 billion per year to address climate change in developing countries. The book presents the best information available…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge

  • What is Land For?

    The Food, Fuel and Climate Change Debate

    Edited by Michael Winter, Matt Lobley

    In recent decades agricultural commodity surpluses in the developed world have contributed to a mantra of 'land surplus' in which set-aside, extensification, alternative land uses and 'wilding' have been key terms in debates over land. Quite suddenly all this has changed as a consequence of rapidly…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge

  • Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development

    Edited by Michael Redclift, Delyse Springett

    This Handbook gives a comprehensive, international and cutting-edge overview of Sustainable Development. It integrates the key imperatives of sustainable development, namely institutional, environmental, social and economic, and calls for greater participation, social cohesion, justice and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-09
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • International Climate Change Law and State Compliance

    By Alexander Zahar

    A solution to the problem of climate change requires close international cooperation and difficult reforms involving all states. Law has a clear role to play in that solution. What is not so clear is the role that law has played to date as a constraining factor on state conduct. International…

    Hardback – 2015-01-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
    Routledge

  • Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food…

    Hardback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge

  • After Sustainability

    Denial, Hope, Retrieval

    By John Foster

    Dangerous climate change is coming. Some people still deny that it is happening. Others refuse to recognise that it is now too late to prevent it. But both these reactions spring from the same source: our pathological attachment to ‘progress’, of which sustainability has been one more version.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-31
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

    Edited by Anil Markandya, Ibon Galarraga, Elisa Sainz de Murieta

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change…

    Hardback – 2014-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks