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Sustainable development and climate change /
editors, Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke.
imprint
New Delhi : Published by Academic Foundation in association with the Observer Research Foundation, 2011.
description
282 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
8171888615, 9788171888610
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New Delhi : Published by Academic Foundation in association with the Observer Research Foundation, 2011.
isbn
8171888615
9788171888610
general note
Contributed articles presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Climate Change organised jointly by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Germany and the Observer Research Foundation, India.
catalogue key
9108434
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
Powered by contributions from global experts, this book seeks to examine in greater detail the extremely complex interplay of the two dominant narratives--climate change and sustainable development--that are now shaping the world. Initially presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development & Climate Change, this in-depth study argues that rapid development continues to be presented as the biggest emerging threat to the environment, leading to the suspicion that climate negotiations are less about climate change and more a means to control the looming global economic and power shift. Encouraging international cooperation, the ideas discussed here will interest environmentalists, economists, policymakers, and general readers concerned by these issues.
Main Description
The interplay between the dominant discourses of development and climate change are complex but not inalterably in conflict with each other. There are points of intersection, there are points of consonance, and there are points of dissonance. Recognizing that the underdeveloped tropical nations are most likely to feel the effects of global warming, there is no better adaptive response than development itself. The more these countries develop, the better equipped they would be to take these changes in their stride. However, the rapid development of the emerging world continues to be presented as the biggest emerging threat to the environment leading to the suspicion in the developing world that climate negotia-tions are less about climate change and more a means to control the looming global economic and power shift facing the world. Initially presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development & Climate Change organised jointly by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Germany and the Observer Research Foundation, India, the ideas discussed explore the persistent dissonances in the climate debate with the aim of identifying the harmonies that can help the World compose a common symphony that accounts for the concerns, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders.

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