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The Resource When green growth is not enough : climate change, ecological modernization, and sufficiency, Anders Hayden, (electronic resource)

When green growth is not enough : climate change, ecological modernization, and sufficiency, Anders Hayden, (electronic resource)

Label
When green growth is not enough : climate change, ecological modernization, and sufficiency
Title
When green growth is not enough
Title remainder
climate change, ecological modernization, and sufficiency
Statement of responsibility
Anders Hayden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Is the pursuit of endless economic growth compatible with the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid the worst extremes of climate change? In When Green Growth Is Not Enough, Anders Hayden analyzes the political battle between three competing approaches to this question and how it has played out in Canada and Britain. Defenders of the "business-as-usual" approach reject climate action as too costly and in conflict with economic growth, while downplaying the severity of climate change. Supporters of ecological modernization, or "green growth," on the other hand, aim to use technology and efficiency to delink economic expansion from emissions and find business opportunities through environmental action. While mainstream debate has focused on these two pro-growth models, Hayden pays particular attention to the struggles and limited inroads of a third, more radical perspective: the idea of sufficiency, which challenges the continued growth of production and consumption in the already-affluent global North and asks, how much is enough? Drawing on interviews, participation in climate-related events, and analysis of key documents, Hayden shows the role these paradigms have played in Britain, one of the world's leaders in climate reform, and in Canada, a nation at the bottom of international climate change rankings. Rich in detail, When Green Growth Is Not Enough is a lively account of the theory and real-world politics of climate action
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayden, Anders
Dewey number
333.70971
LC call number
HC120.E5
LC item number
H38 2014
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  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Développement économique
  • Développement économique
  • Développement économique
  • Développement économique
  • Climat
  • Climat
  • Gaz à effet de serre
  • Gaz à effet de serre
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Ekonomisk utveckling
  • Kanada
  • Storbritannien
Summary expansion
Is the pursuit of endless economic growth compatible with the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid the worst extremes of climate change? Anders Hayden analyses the political battle between three competing approaches to this question and how it has played out in Canada and Britain
Label
When green growth is not enough : climate change, ecological modernization, and sufficiency, Anders Hayden, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-574) and index
Contents
Introduction: A battle of three paradigms -- Part 1. The laggard. Canada : stuck between business-as-usual and ecological modernization ; "Excuse me, excuse me" : struggles to put sufficiency on Canada's agenda ; Sufficiency's small steps forward in Canada ; Alberta's oil/tar sands : time to step on the brake? -- Part 2. The leader. Ecological modernization in Britain : coalition around a "positive agenda" ; The limits of ecological modernization in the UK ; A new politics of limits? Macro-sufficiency in the UK ; Enough of that already : micro-sufficiency in the UK ; Sufficiency and the state : setting the stage for deeper change? ; Comparison and conclusions -- Appendices. 1. Methods ; 2. Interviews and events attended in the UK ; 3. Interviews and events attended in Canada
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001473178
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 612 pages
Isbn
9780773544086
Lccn
2017394296
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001473178
Label
When green growth is not enough : climate change, ecological modernization, and sufficiency, Anders Hayden, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-574) and index
Contents
Introduction: A battle of three paradigms -- Part 1. The laggard. Canada : stuck between business-as-usual and ecological modernization ; "Excuse me, excuse me" : struggles to put sufficiency on Canada's agenda ; Sufficiency's small steps forward in Canada ; Alberta's oil/tar sands : time to step on the brake? -- Part 2. The leader. Ecological modernization in Britain : coalition around a "positive agenda" ; The limits of ecological modernization in the UK ; A new politics of limits? Macro-sufficiency in the UK ; Enough of that already : micro-sufficiency in the UK ; Sufficiency and the state : setting the stage for deeper change? ; Comparison and conclusions -- Appendices. 1. Methods ; 2. Interviews and events attended in the UK ; 3. Interviews and events attended in Canada
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001473178
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 612 pages
Isbn
9780773544086
Lccn
2017394296
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001473178

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