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Taming the Big Green Elephant

Setting in Motion the Transformation Towards Sustainability

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Part of the book series: Globale Gesellschaft und internationale Beziehungen (GGIB)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction—That Big Green Elephant in the Room

    • Ariel Macaspac Hernandez
    Pages 1-20Open Access
  3. The Systems Perspective on the Transformation Towards Sustainability

    • Ariel Macaspac Hernandez
    Pages 105-124Open Access
  4. Lessons for Theory: A Conceptual Framework of Transformative Pathways

    • Ariel Macaspac Hernandez
    Pages 269-287Open Access
  5. Conclusion—Creating Momentum for Transformation Through Purpose

    • Ariel Macaspac Hernandez
    Pages 347-362Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 363-400

About this book

 In this open access publication it is shown, that sustainable low carbon development is a transformative process that constitutes the shifting from the initially chosen or taken pathway to another pathway as goals have been re-visited and revised to enable the system to adapt to changes. However, shifting entails transition costs that are accrued through the effects of lock-ins that have framed decisions and collective actions. The uncertainty about these costs can be overwhelming or even disruptive. This book aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated analytical framework that promotes the understanding of transformation towards sustainability. The analysis of this book is built upon negotiative perspectives to help define, design, and facilitate collective actions in order to execute the principles of sustainability.


Dr Dr Ariel Macaspac Hernandez is currently a researcher at the German Development Institute belonging to the research cluster knowledge cooperation and environmental governance. He was/is also a lecturer on negotiations, conflict and resource management, sustainability politics, environmental governance, climate change policies, development aid and sustainable energy systems in various universities in Germany, Philippines, Jamaica, Estonia, Spain and Mexico.

Keywords

  • Transformation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Negotiations
  • Transformative Pathways
  • Environmental and Climate Politics
  • Open access

Authors and Affiliations

  • German Development Institute & University of Duisburg-Essen, Bonn, Germany

    Ariel Macaspac Hernández

About the author

Dr Dr Ariel Macaspac Hernandez is currently a researcher at the German Development Institute belonging to the research cluster knowledge cooperation and environmental governance. He was/is also a lecturer on negotiations, conflict and resource management, sustainability politics, environmental governance, climate change policies, development aid and sustainable energy systems in various universities in Germany, Philippines, Jamaica, Estonia, Spain and Mexico.

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Buying options

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USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)