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Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development


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The Social Challenges and Opportunities of Low Carbon Development

The Social Challenges and Opportunities of Low Carbon Development

1st Edition

Johan Nordensvärd
June 10, 2019

This book explores the social implications and challenges of low-carbon development. The argument of the book is that a broad understanding of low-carbon development is essential for mitigating climate change and enabling development in a carbon-constrained world, but there are risks that...

The Political Economy of Low Carbon Resilient Development: Planning and implementation

The Political Economy of Low Carbon Resilient Development: Planning and implementation

1st Edition

Susannah Fisher, Neha Rai
September 29, 2016

Over the last decade, policies and financing decisions aiming to support low carbon resilient development within the least developed countries have been implemented across several regions. Some governments are steered by international frameworks, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate...

Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

1st Edition

Frauke Urban
May 09, 2016

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times and in order to tackle this carbon emissions need to be mitigated. China and India have recently become some of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. Transitions to low carbon energy, for reducing emissions that lead to...

Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

1st Edition

Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green, Mark Y. Wang
April 24, 2016

This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban households’ access...

The Political Economy of Low Carbon Transformation: Breaking the habits of capitalism

The Political Economy of Low Carbon Transformation: Breaking the habits of capitalism

1st Edition

Harold Wilhite
March 14, 2016

Deep reductions in energy use and carbon emissions will not be possible within political economies that are driven by the capitalist imperatives of growth, commodification and individualization. As such, it has now become necessary to understand the relationship between capitalism and the emergence...

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