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Low Carbon Development : Key Issues

ISBN: 9780415539012 | 0415539013
Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 4/17/2013

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Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related issues of low carbon development and takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the subject by drawing on insights from across the sciences and social sciences whilst embedding the discussion in a global context. The first part explores the concept of low carbon development and explains the need for low carbon development in a carbon constrained world. The book then discusses the key issues of socio-economic, political and technological nature for low carbon development, exploring topics such as the political economy, social justice, financing and carbon markets, low emissions development planning and innovation for low carbon development. It goes on to address key issues for low carbon development in policy and practice, such as as renewable energy policy, Carbon Capture and Storage, forestry, agriculture, transport and low carbon city planning. These topics are further discussed through practical case studies from low carbon development in low income countries in Africa, middle income countries in Asia and Latin America and high income countries in Europe and North America. Written by an international team of leading academics and practitioners in the field of low carbon development, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers interested in the fields of low carbon development, climate change mitigation, climate policy, climate change and development, global environmental change, and environment and development.


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