Author(s): Ackerman, F., and R. Kozul-Wright (eds.)
In: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs book
Link to SEI author(s):
Climate Protection and Development
This book, which updates and synthesizes UN DESA’s World Economic and Social Survey 2009: Promoting Development, Saving the Planet, spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of climate change-related disaster.
It summons the world to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century – towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. It explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries.
The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
Read more and buy the book (external link to UN DESA website)