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Durban's Climate Gamble Trading Carbon, Betting the Earth

Bond, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 1868886859 / ISBN 13: 9781868886852
Published by Unisa Press, 2011
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Title: Durban's Climate Gamble Trading Carbon, ...

Publisher: Unisa Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Durban, South Africa is a city of immense beauty. It is also a city with deep environmental scars caused by industrial giants and an insensitive government. As the host city for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference - COP 17 - Durban will be at the center of the world's climate negotiations. This book takes the reader on a journey from Durban's apartheid roots to its somewhat jaded present, passing cultural icons and political battles while narrating socio-economic and environmental conflict and the reinvention of the city's tradition of social protest. All this creates a context from which the reader can interpret the city's hosting of the COP 17. The book includes the reflections of critical political ecologists, socialists, political economists, geographers, and environmental activists on Durban's political ecology, global climate policy, and COP politics. In this context, it can be understood why the COP 17 represents a vast climate gamble. Will carbon trading solve the Earth's climate crisis? The book looks at the environmental injustices the Earth will have to endure in the face of the demise of the Kyoto protocol, and it critically examines COP 17's faith in finding market solutions for market problems while gambling with the Earth's future.

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The editor, Professor Patrick Bond, directs the University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Civil Society. Patrick is a political economist with longstanding research interests and NGO work in urban communities and with global justice movements in several countries. He teaches political economy and eco-social policy at SDS and is involved in research on economic justice, geopolitics, climate, energy and water. He is joined by contributors Ashwin Desai, Joel Kovel, Larry Lohman, Oscar Reyes, Khadija Sharife, The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, Yash Tandon, Goolam Vahed and Del Weston.Climate Change: A guide for Corporates

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