Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability

Linking Climate and Development Policy

  • Ottmar Edenhofer
  • Johannes Wallacher
  • Hermann Lotze-Campen
  • Michael Reder
  • Brigitte Knopf
  • Johannes Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ottmar Edenhofer, Johannes Wallacher, Brigitte Knopf, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Michael Reder, Johannes Müller
    Pages 1-6
  3. Climate Impacts and Vulnerability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Hans-Martin Füssel
      Pages 9-17
    3. Hans-Martin Füssel, Jens Heinke, Alexander Popp, Dieter Gerten
      Pages 19-32
    4. Hermann Lotze-Campen, Christoph Müller, Alexander Popp, Hans-Martin Füssel
      Pages 33-43
    5. Hans-Martin Füssel
      Pages 45-57
  4. Human Rights, Justice and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Michael Reder
      Pages 61-71
    3. Martin Kowarsch, Andreas Gösele
      Pages 73-89
    4. Johannes Müller
      Pages 91-96
    5. Andreas Gösele, Johannes Wallacher
      Pages 97-104
    6. Johannes Wallacher, Johannes Müller
      Pages 105-110
    7. Michael Reder, Johannes Müller
      Pages 111-118
  5. Climate Change Mitigation Options: Challenges and Costs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Brigitte Knopf, Martin Kowarsch, Christian Flachsland, Ottmar Edenhofer
      Pages 121-137
    3. Brigitte Knopf, Martin Kowarsch, Ottmar Edenhofer, Gunnar Luderer
      Pages 139-150
    4. Alexander Popp, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Katrin Vohland
      Pages 151-159
  6. Climate Change Adaptation Options: Challenges and Costs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Hermann Lotze-Campen
      Pages 163-170

About this book


Rich nations are mainly responsible for global greenhouse gas emissions, and they are financially and institutionally better placed to adapt to the impacts of global climate change. Developing countries, though, must face issues such as severe droughts, floods, and other environmental changes associated with the Earth’s warming, with far fewer resources to adapt at their disposal. This volume examines the way climate change is affecting the lives and environments of the poor. It provides a global picture of these impacts as well as finer detail on specific regions. The result of a major research project co-funded by various scientific and development organisations, it combines scientific results about the causes, consequences, and economics of climate change with ethical implications for development policy and sustainability.

Analysing and synthesising vast data sets from a multitude of disciplines including climate science, economics, hydrology and agricultural research, it seeks new methods of combining climate change mitigation, adaptation, development, and poverty reduction in ways that are effective, efficient and equitable. A guiding principle of the project is that new alliances of state and non-state sector partners are urgently required to establish cooperative responses to the threats posed by climate change. This volume offers a vital policy framework for linking our response to this change with progressive principles of global justice and sustainable development.


Climate change Climate policy Development policy Global justice Sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Ottmar Edenhofer
    • 1
  • Johannes Wallacher
    • 2
  • Hermann Lotze-Campen
    • 3
  • Michael Reder
    • 4
  • Brigitte Knopf
    • 5
  • Johannes Müller
    • 6
  1. 1.Climate Impact Research (PIK), Sustainable SolutionsPotsdam Institute forPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Studies, Munich School of PhilosophyInstitute for Social & DevelopmentMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Climate Impact Research (PIK), Climate Impacts and VulnerabilitiesPotsdam Institute forPotsdamGermany
  4. 4.Munich School of PhilosophyInstitute for Social and Development StuMünchenGermany
  5. 5.Climate Impact Research (PIK), Sustainable SolutionsPotsdam Institute forPotsdamGermany
  6. 6.Munich School of PhilosophyInstitute for Social and Development StuMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4539-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4540-7
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