- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: June 2012
- Print publication year: 2010
- Online ISBN: 9780511761850
Confronting climate change is now understood as a problem of 'decarbonising' the global economy: ending our dependence on carbon-based fossil fuels. This book explores whether such a transformation is underway, how it might be accelerated, and the complex politics of this process. Given the dominance of global capitalism and free-market ideologies, decarbonisation is dependent on creating carbon markets and engaging powerful actors in the world of business and finance. Climate Capitalism assesses the huge political dilemmas this poses, and the need to challenge the entrenched power of many corporations, the culture of energy use, and global inequalities in energy consumption. Climate Capitalism is essential reading for anyone wanting to better understand the challenge we face. It will also inform a range of student courses in environmental studies, development studies, international relations, and business programmes.
Sir David King - University of Oxford
Aubrey Meyer - Global Commons Institute, London
Lord Tony Giddens - London School of Economics and Political Science, and author of The Politics of Climate Change
Saleemul Huq - Senior Fellow, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development
Farhana Yamin - former Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Rt. Hon Michael Meacher MP - former UK Minister of the Environment
Sunita Narain - Director of the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi
David Levy Source: Climate Inc. (climateinc.org)
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