Discourses on Sustainability

Climate Change, Clean Energy, and Justice

Editors: Shabliy, Elena V., Kurochkin, Dmitry, Crawford, Martha J. (Eds.)

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  • Discusses various responses to human-induced climate change
  • Presents a critical reflection on climate change and clean energy
  • Brings together researchers from various regions—Africa, Australia, India, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, and the US
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This volume presents an in-depth analysis of climate change problems and discusses the proliferation of renewable energy worldwide—in conjunction with such important questions as social justice and economic growth, providing an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development. Exploring various responses to human-induced climate change, the book offers a critical reflection on climate change and clean energy and highlights the fundamental problems of international energy justice and human rights. Examining these and other climate-related issues from legal, business, political, and scientific perspectives, the volume also analyzes the impact of economic factors and policies on climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

About the authors

Elena V. Shabliy is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, USA.

Dmitry Kurochkin is a Lecturer and Senior Research Analyst at Harvard University, USA.

Martha J. Crawford is Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University, USA.



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"Calls for sustainability – including sustainable development and sustainable peacebuilding – have become more forceful in recent years in response to past, present, and anticipated environmental crises, especially those brought about by human-induced climate change. Concomitant have been demands for justice – climate justice, distributional justice, energy justice, environmental justice, procedural justice, social justice, and the protection of human rights. As Dmitry Kurochkin and Elena V. Shabliy assert in the introduction to this powerful volume, human-induced climate change has widened extant social and economic inequality and injustice; global climate change cannot be mitigated without ensuring justice for all.The eight chapters of Discourses on Sustainability: Climate Change, Clean Energy, and Justice compellingly introduce readers to a variety of narratives on sustainability, climate change, and energy politics from Sweden, Australia, eastern Russia (Yakutia), Uganda, Turkey, and India, as well as from a more global perspective. Also noteworthy about this volume is the diversity of contributors – scholars hailing from Australia, Canada, Finland, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Virgin Islands, and the public and private sectors. Together they reveal how much has been done but also how much we still need to do to strengthen national efforts and increase international support and global cooperation for mitigating climate change and shattering inequality."

(Karen L. Thornber is Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Climate Ethics and International Energy Justice

    Pages 1-22

    Kurochkin, Dmitry (et al.)

  • Public Participation and Intra-Actions in the Swedish Energy Transition

    Pages 23-53

    Skoglund, Annika (et al.)

  • Failure to Act or Impossible Task? The Pursuit of Climate Justice and Energy Security Through Litigation

    Pages 55-78

    Herbst, Judith (et al.)

  • Perceptions and Awareness of Climate Change on Environmental Stewardship

    Pages 79-90

    Engerman, Kimarie (et al.)

  • Short-Sighted Visual Character Concerns in Renewable Energy Landscapes: A Case Study of South Australia

    Pages 91-124

    Grimm, Brett (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourses on Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Climate Change, Clean Energy, and Justice
Editors
  • Elena V. Shabliy
  • Dmitry Kurochkin
  • Martha J. Crawford
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53121-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53121-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53120-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 254
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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