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.
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Paul 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.
"....an important addition to the field." Miranda Schreurs, Free University, Berlin