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Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental Governance

Bulkeley, H.; Betsill, M.M.


M.M. Betsill


The following text is taken from the publisher's website: "Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time. As key sites in the production and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, cities will be crucial for the implementation of international agreements and national policies on climate change. This book provides a critical analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change and the prospects for urban sustainability. Cities and Climate Change is the first in-depth analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change. The book argues that key challenges concerning the resources and powers of local government, as well as conflicts between local goals for economic development and climate change mitigation, have restricted the level of local action on climate change. These findings have significant implications for the prospects of mitigating climate change and achieving urban sustainability. This book provides a valuable interdisciplinary analysis of these issues, and will appeal to students and researchers interested in sustainability at local and global scales."

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date 2003
Deposit Date Nov 15, 2006
Publisher Routledge
Series Title Routledge studies in physical geography and environment.
ISBN 041527379X6
Keywords Greenhouse gas, International agreements, National policy, Urban sustainability, Local government.
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