China's responsibility for climate change
Ethics, fairness and environmental policy
- Paul G. Harris
- Paperback, 256 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 25 May 2011
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"....an important addition to the field."
Miranda Schreurs, Free University, Berlin
About This Book
Drawing on practices and theories of environmental justice, 'China's responsibility for climate change' describes China's contribution to global warming and analyzes its policy responses. Contributors critically examine China's practical and ethical responsibilities to climate change from a variety of perspectives. They explore policies that could mitigate China's environmental impact while promoting its own interests and meeting the international community's expectations. The book is accessible to a wide readership, including academics, policy makers and activists. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to Friends of the Earth.
Author BiographyPaul G. Harris is Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies, Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Director of the Social and Policy Research Unit, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Citizenship, and Chair Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is author or editor of a dozen other books on global environmental politics, policy and ethics.
Introduction ~ Paul G. Harris
The Climate box: Evaluating ethical obligations in climate change strategies for China ~ Erich W. Schienke
Equal aspirations and the obligation to be different: A basis for a common future ~ Olivia Bina
Climate duties: Human rights and historic emmissions ~ Derek Bell
Differentiating historic responsibilities for climate change: Exploring the case of China ~ Christian Ellermann and Niklas Hohne
Short-lived greenhouse gases: A fair and effective climate compromise between China and the West ~ Frances C. Moore and Michael C. MacCracken
The non-co-operator-pays principle: A climate change mitigation strategy for China ~ Partick Schroeder
Affluence and consumption in modern China: Foundations for climate-related duties ~ Paul G. Harris.
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