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…human dimensions of global environmental change in Latin America (R.D. Martins and L.D. Ferreira)

Author(s)

Rafael D’Almeida Martins and Leila da Costa Ferreira

Keywords

Environmental studies, Latin America, social sciences, research, human dimension, global environmental change, global warming

Abstract

Purpose – Environmental studies have developed slowly within social sciences in Latin America. This paper seeks to assess and systematize the contribution of social sciences in the research on the human dimensions of global environmental change (HDGEC) in the region outlining its state of the art and process of development.

Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken is the organization of a manual compilation and systematic review of publications on topics related to the HDGEC in order to investigate major research topics covering the period between 2001 and 2008.

Findings – Although it is possible to identify an emergent body of the literature and scholarship in the region, the involvement of Latin American social science in the HDGEC research is still timid and tentative and not yet institutionalized. The evidence from this compilation has shown that this literature is fragmented bringing difficulties for the homogenization of criteria for analysis and assessment.

Originality/value – The paper is one of the very few attempts to assess and analyze the research on HDGEC in Latin America through an international perspective. It provides an overview of its development building upon the progress of environmental studies in the region and looks to its challenges ahead in order to call for more involvement of social sciences in these research activities.

Citation

(2010) 2 International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 264 – 280

Paper

The research on human dimensions of global environmental change in Latin America: Looking back, moving forward

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Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change (G. Winter)

Editor

Gerd Winter (Universität Bremen)

Keywords

Earth System Analysis, global climate change, global environmental change, global environmental governance, green civil society, self-regulation, industry, law, private authority, global governance, transnational corporations, international environmental law, transboundary corporate responsibility, USA, transnational bureaucracy networks, EU, post-Communist states, multilateral environmental agreements, compliance continuum, regulatory competition, developing countries, policy instrument innovation, sovereignty, environmental liability, environmental principles

Abstract

Originally published in 2006, this collection is the outcome of an interdisciplinary research project involving scholars in the fields of international and comparative environmental law, the sociology and politics of global governance, and the scientific study of global climate change. Earth system analysis as developed by the natural sciences is transferred to the analysis of institutions of global environmental change. Rather than one overarching supranational organisation, a system of ‘multilevel’ institutions is advocated. The book examines the proper role of industrial self-regulation, of horizontal transfer of national policies, of regional integration, and of improved coordination between international environmental organisations, as well as basic principles for sustainable use of resources. Addressing both academics and politicians, this book will stimulate the debate about the means of improving global governance.

• Examines the highly topical issue of the impact of institutions on climate change • Unique combination of a holistic and interdisciplinary approach • Written by an international team of researchers from Europe, the USA, Canada, and India

Citation

Gerd Winter (ed), Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change: Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law (CUP, 2010)

Book

Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change: Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law

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Global Environmental Change and Agriculture

Editor(s)

George Frisvold
Betsey Kuhn

Keywords

Global environmental change, sustainable agricultural development, agricultural diversity, environmental accounting, crop vulnerability, climate change, developing countries, land use, carbon abatement

Abstract

Global Environmental Change and Agriculture offers a comprehensive perspective on the causes, consequences and possible policy solutions for climatic change as we move into the twenty-first century. It assesses the impact of potential future global climate change on agriculture and the need to sustain agricultural growth for economic development.

Citation

George Ftisvold and Betsey Kuhn (eds), Global Environmental Change And Agriculture: Assessing the Impacts (Edward Elgar, USA 1999)

Book

Global Environmental Change And Agriculture: Assessing the Impacts

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