Contraction Convergence

Author: Aubrey Meyer
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9781870098946
Format: PDF
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This Briefing explains the origins of the climate crisis and describes some of the dangerous trends created by global warming. It describes the global policy framework of 'Contraction & Convergence' (C&C) and how this was created and introduced to the United Nations in the 1990s by the Global Commons Institute (GCI) to avert these trends. Based on the thesis of 'Equity & Survival', C&C seeks to ensure future prosperity and choice by applying the global rationale of precaution, equity and efficiency in that order. GCI has campaigned for C&C since that time and it has become the most widely cited and arguably the most widely supported framework proposal in the global debate on what to do about climate change. Winning approval and awards, it is now regarded by many as the only basis on which achieving the objective of the UN Climate Treaty is possible: - see www.gci.org.uk.

Klimagerechtigkeit und Klimaethik

Author: Angela Kallhoff
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311040110X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For the first time in the German language, this volume presents key positions in the intense international debate on climate justice. Experts from the fields of ethics, political philosophy, and the climate sciences discuss principles of fair distribution, future-oriented cooperation models for dealing with global climate change, and ethical responses to climate engineering proposals.

Ethics Equity and International Negotiations on Climate Change

Author: Luiz Pinguelli Rosa
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781957226
Format: PDF
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"Greenhouse gas emissions are widely considered to be the ultimate environmental externality and consequently a topic of great contemporary concern. This treatment of the important issues will be welcomed by climate change negotiators, policymakers, and economic, environmental and social researchers. It will also be of interest to anyone who believes that the negotiation process may benefit from a more deep-rooted shift in social attitudes and beliefs."--BOOK JACKET.

Handbuch Bioethik

Author: Dieter Sturma
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476053237
Format: PDF, ePub
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Zu den Grenzfragen des Lebens. Bioethik als Feld intensiver Auseinandersetzung im fachwissenschaftlichen Diskurs und kontroverser Diskussionen in der breiten Öffentlichkeit. Das Handbuch erläutert die Grundlagen und gibt einen Überblick über Bereiche, in denen bioethische Fragen relevant sind, wie Menschenwürde, Leben, Tod und Krankheit. Daneben widmet es sich den speziellen bioethischen Problemen wie etwa Zulässigkeit von Sterbehilfe, Präimplantationsdiagnostik oder embryonaler Stammzellenforschung und zeigt die Schnittstellen der Bioethik zu anderen Disziplinen und gesellschaftlichen Bereichen auf (Bioethik in der Lehre, Biopolitik, Biorecht und Ethikkommissionen).

Beyond Kyoto A New Global Climate Certificate System

Author: Lutz Wicke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540268635
Format: PDF, Docs
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This balanced analysis shows that the current Kyoto-Protocol Climate Protection System, and other proposals for improving the commitment system may not be capable of meeting the ultimate objective 'to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system'. On the other hand, says the author, there is hope that the implementation of Global Climate Certification Systems are a beginning that offers a chance for mankind to prevent dangerous climate change.

The challenge of sustainability

Author: Atkinson, Hugh
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 144732353X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This timely and accessible book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. Its central focus is the future of people and the planet itself. The challenges that we face in combatting climate change and building a more sustainable world are complex and the book argues that if we are to successfully meet these challenges we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics, embedding a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning. We have no option but to make things work for the better. After all, planet earth is the only home we have! The book will be important reading for academics and students in a variety of related subjects, including politics, public policy, education, sustainable development, geography, media, international relations and development studies. It will also be a valuable resource for NGOs and policy makers.

High Tide

Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN:
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Lynas reveals the first evidence--collected during an epic three-year journey across five continents--of how global warming is affecting people's lives all around the world. Lynas' encounters and discoveries give us a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead if nothing is done.

Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development

Author: John Blewitt
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This book explores a compelling range of community-based activities from different cultures and nations which help nurture intercultural understanding and practices of sustainable development. The specially commissioned chapters from practitioners and academics offer a set of interconnected case studies, personal stories, philosophical discussions and critical reflections on direct experiences focussing on co-operative action, creative media innovation and community empowerment connecting individuals, groups, organisations from across our converging world. At the bookís core is a central belief that ecological sustainability can only be attained through social learning, community empowerment, participation and a commitment to global justice. It is the first in a series of books addressing issues emerging from the Schumacher Instituteís Converging World Initiative.

Market schmarket

Author: Molly Scott Cato
Publisher: New Clarion Pr
ISBN:
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"The book analyses the central bases of the globalized economy - the market, trade, money and work - and proposes sustainable and humane alternatives. It argues that, now we have reached and surpassed the planetary frontier, our future depends on developing a system which is grown-up about resource constraints and responds to them intelligently and efficiently."--BOOK JACKET.