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A Fragmented Continent

Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change

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A Fragmented Continent by Guy Edwards
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How Latin American countries became leading voices and innovators on addressing climate change-and what threatens their leadership. Latin American countries have increased their influence at the United Nations climate change negotiations and offered potential solutions on coping with global warming. But in the face of competing priorities, sometimes these climate policies are jettisoned, undermined, or simply ignored. A Fragmented Continent focuses on Latin America's three major blocs at the U.N. climate negotiations and how they attempt to balance climate action with building prosperity. Brazil has reduced its deforestation but continues its drive for economic growth and global recognition. A leftist group led by Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador decries the injustice of climate change but is highly dependent on the export of fossil fuels. A new group, including Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru and supported by Mexico, offers sharp reductions in their carbon emissions in return for greater action by others; these countries now have to deliver on their promises. Weaving together issues of politics and economy, trade, foreign policy, civil society, and environmental protection, A Fragmented Continent offers a long-missing perspective on one of this century's greatest challenges and neglected regions.

Author Biography

Guy Edwards is Research Fellow at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and Codirector of the Climate and Development Lab and cofounder of Intercambio Climatico. J. Timmons Roberts is Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University and coauthor of A Climate of Injustice (MIT Press). Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States and other books and the coeditor of Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance (MIT Press, 2004). Peter M. Haas is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Release date Australia
November 20th, 2015
Contributors
Edited by Peter M. Haas Edited by Sheila Jasanoff Foreword by Ricardo Lagos
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 chart; 1 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
MIT Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
152x229x14
ISBN-13
9780262029803
Product ID
23074333

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