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Title Climate protection and development [electronic resource] / editors, Frank Ackerman, Richard Kozul-Wright, Rob Vos.
Publisher London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.
 eBooks  QC903 .C568 2012eb  AVAILABLE
Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 182 p.) : ill.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-168) and index.
Contents Climate change and the development challenge -- Climate mitigation and the energy challenge -- The adaptation challenge -- A state of change: climate and development policy -- Technology transfer for climate protection -- Financing the development response to climate change.
Summary "Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of complacent congratulation for "win-win" initiatives, cautiously incremental steps, and "green" consumer choices. Climate Protection and Development summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone." -- from the publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9781780931715 (electronic bk.)
1780931719 (electronic bk.)
9781780931708 (electronic bk.)
1780931700 (electronic bk.)
Series The United Nations series on development
United Nations series on development.
Subject Climatic changes.
Alt Author Ackerman, Frank.
Kozul-Wright, Richard, 1959-
Vos, Rob, 1955-

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