Capitalism and Climate Change

Theoretical Discussion, Historical Development and Policy Responses

  • Max Koch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Max Koch
      Pages 1-13
  3. Capitalist Development and the Regulation of Society and Nature

  4. Fordism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Max Koch
      Pages 76-86
  5. Finance-Driven Capitalism

  6. The International Regulation of Climate Change or the Commodification of the Atmosphere

  7. Concluding Remarks

    1. Max Koch
      Pages 178-193
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 194-220

About this book


This book discusses climate change as a social issue, examining the incompatibility of capitalist development and Earth's physical limits and how these have been regulated in different ways. It addresses the links between modes of consumption, energy regimes and climate change during Fordism and finance-driven capitalism.


atmosphere capitalism climate change European Union (EU) fashion globalization governance Nation nature Policy prevention work

Authors and affiliations

  • Max Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden

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