Global Ethics and Climate Change

Paul G. Harris

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Finds solutions to the world's greatest challenge – climate change – in global ethicsNew for this edition
  • Includes recent climate diplomacy and international agreements
  • Presents current data and information on climate science
  • Updated statistics; e.g. in chapters and sections that look at poverty and wealth
  • Expanded learning guide for students and lecturers

Global Ethics and Climate Change combines the science of climate change with ethical critique to expose its impact, the increasing intensity of dangerous trends – particularly growing global affluence, material consumption and pollution – and the intensifying moral dimensions of changes to the environment. It shows you that global justice is vital to mitigating climate change.

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PrefaceIntroductionPart I: The Challenge1. Global Climate Change2. Justice in a Changing WorldPart II: International Justice3. International Environmental Justice4. International Justice and Climate ChangePart III: Global Justice5. Cosmopolitan Ethics and Justice6. Affluence, Consumption and Atmospheric Pollution7. Cosmopolitan Diplomacy and Climate Policy8. The Unavoidability of Global JusticeReferencesIndex

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Paul G. Harris is the Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. His work on global environmental politics and justice has been published widely in academic journals. Professor Harris is author or editor of many books, including Climate Change and American Foreign Policy (St. Martin’s Press/Palgrave Macmillan, 2000), International Equity and Global Environmental Politics (Ashgate, 2001), The Environment, International Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy (Georgetown University Press, 2001), International Environmental Cooperation (Universtity Press of Colorado, 2002), Global Warming and East Asia (Routledge, 2003), Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia (Earthscan/United Nations University Press, 2005), Europe and Global Climate Change (Edward Elgar, 2007), Environmental Change and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2009), Climate Change and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2009), The Politics of Climate Change (Routledge, 2009), World Ethics and Climate Change (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), China’s Responsibility for Climate Change (Policy Press, 2011), Ethics and Global Environmental Policy (Edward Elgar, 2011), Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in China (Policy Press, 2012), What’s Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It (Polity, 2013), the Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Routledge, 2014) and, with Graeme Lang, the Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia (Routledge, 2014), among others.

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