Brings together a collection of cutting-edge insights into how action can and is already being taken against climate change.
Offers hope, inspiration, and analyses for multi-level climate action.
Spans multiple levels of analysis, interrogating diverse perspectives and practices
Table of contents (12 chapters)
Community and Place in Local Climate Praxis
The Spaces of Local Climate Action
The Agents of Local Climate Action
About this book
- Open Access
- climate change
- climate emergency
- climate action
- local climate praxis
- community engagement
- sustainable business models
- climate crisis
- climate action
- community climate action
-The Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change
“Local communities have emerged as influential drivers of action against climate change and important sources of institutional and behavioural innovation. This powerful book, written by a new generation of climate experts, provides a thoughtful introduction into the theory and practice of place-based climate action.”
-Professor Sam Fankhauser, Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy, University of Oxford and Research Director, Oxford Martin Initiative on a Net-Zero Recovery
“What does it mean to deliver place-based climate action, and how can we make that possible? Making a deliberate effort to engage with the complexity of climate action and the contradictions of place-based initiatives, this book points towards the potential for a new, more just, politics of climate change: a politics that puts people’s voices at its center.”
-Professor Vanesa Castan Broto, Professor of Climate Urbanism, University of Sheffield and a lead author for the IPCC Working group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
"There is real urgency to tackle the climate crisis and local action is playing a critical role in this. This book provides a rich set of contributions on the theoretical and practical applications of climate action which make an important contribution to the debate on what it means to deliver and assess action on climate change on the ground"
-Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation
Editors and Affiliations
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
About the editors
Candice Howarth is Senior Policy Fellow at the LSE Grantham Research Institute and Co-director of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN). She has an interdisciplinary background in climate policy, communication and pro-environmental behaviour with degrees in meteorology (BSc), climate change (MSc) and a Ph.D. in climate policy and pro-environmental behaviour.
Matthew Lane is Researcher in Sustainable Urban Governance at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on how city and regional governments are coping with an increased responsibility to act on crises of sustainability despite having limited legal, institutional, political and economic capacity to do so. He has undertaken fieldwork in the UK, Zambia, China and the United States of America.
Amanda Slevin is Environmental Sociologist with 20+ years’ experience in community development, adult and community education. Co-Director of QUB’s Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action, Amanda works with the Place-based Climate Action Network through which she co-founded Belfast Climate Commission and chairs its Community Climate Action Working Group.
Book Title: Addressing the Climate Crisis
Book Subtitle: Local action in theory and practice
Editors: Candice Howarth, Matthew Lane, Amanda Slevin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-79738-6Published: 05 October 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-79739-3Published: 04 October 2021
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXV, 143