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Author Bulkeley, Harriet, 1972-
Title Cities and climate change : urban sustainability and global environmental governance / Harriet Bulkeley and Michele M. Betsill.
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
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Description xii, 237 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge studies in physical geography and environment ; 4
Routledge studies in physical geography and environment ; 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-227) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Governing climate change: Global environmental governance ; The politics of climate change, global to local -- pt. 2. Cities and climate protection: Local government and local governance ; Newcastle upon Tyne, planning and climate protection ; Cambridgeshire, climate protection and local transport policy ; Leicester, climate protection and the built environment ; Denver, climate protection, energy management and the transport sector ; Milwaukee, climate protection and new urbanism ; Newcastle, New South Wales, win-win solutions for climate protection? -- pt. 3. Conclusions: Cities protecting the climate ; Transnational networks and global environmental governance -- Appendix: Members of the CCP programme.
Summary "Cities and Climate Change is the first in-depth and interdisciplinary analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change and illustrates the multilevel nature of climate change governance.
It argues that the formation and implementation of local climate change policy has been limited by the resources and powers of local government, and by conflicts between economic and environmental objectives.
As cities are critical arenas for the pursuit of sustainable development, these findings have significant implications for the prospects of mitigating climate change and achieving urban sustainability."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Related Names Betsill, Michele Merrill, 1967-
ISBN 0415359163
041527379X (hbk.)
9780415273794 (hbk.)
OCLC number 50228085