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The Governance of Climate Change
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Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges for human society in the twenty-first century, yet there is a major disconnect between our actions to deal with it and the gravity of the threat it implies. In a world where the fate of countries is increasingly intertwined, how should we think about, and accordingly, how should we manage, the types of risk posed by anthropogenic climate change?
The problem is multi-faceted, and involves not only technical and policy specific approaches, but also questions of social justice and sustainability. In this volume the editors have assembled a unique
range of contributors who together examine the intersection between the science, politics, economics and ethics of climate change. The book includes perspectives from some of the world’s foremost commentators in their fields, ranging from leading scientists to political theorists, to high profile policymakers and practitioners. They offer a critical new approach to thinking about climate change, and help express a common desire for a more equitable society and a more sustainable way of life.
David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at London School of Economics and Political Science
Angus Hervey is Ralph Miliband Scholar and a Ph.D. candidate at London School of Economics and Political Science
Marika Theros is Research Officer at LSE Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science