Politics of Climate Justice: Paralysis Above, Movement BelowPaperback
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- Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 20mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 January 2012
- Publication City/Country: Scottsville, Kwazulu-Natal
- ISBN 10: 1869142217
- ISBN 13: 9781869142216
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 768,972
This is an indispensable read for anyone who seeks to understand world leaders' responses to climate change through the United Nations' Conference of the Parties (COP).Patrick Bond provides vital background and theoretical context to what happened at the COPS of Kyoto, Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban. He explores the favoured strategies of key elites from the crisis-ridden global and national power blocs, including South Africa, and finds them incapable of reconciling the threat to the planet with their economies' addiction to fossil fuels. Finally, the book reveals sites of climate justice and interrogates the new movement's approach.
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Patrick Bond is Senior Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.