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Cities and Climate Change (Routledge Studies in Physical Geography and Environment)

ISBN13: 9780415359160
ISBN: 0415359163
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $57.95
Publisher: Routledge
Published Date:
Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 3.00/5 (4 ratings)

Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time. As key sites in the production and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, cities will be crucial for the implementation of international agreements and national policies on climate change. This book provides a critical analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change and the prospects for urban sustainability.
Cities and Climate Change is the first in-depth analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change. The book argues that key challenges concerning the resources and powers of local government, as well as conflicts between local goals for economic development and climate change mitigation, have restricted the level of local action on climate change. These findings have significant implications for the prospects of mitigating climate change and achieving urban sustainability. This book provides a valuable interdisciplinary analysis of these issues, and will appeal to students and researchers interested in sustainability at local and global scales.