European University Institute Library

Heat, greed and human need, climate change, capitalism and sustainable wellbeing, Ian Gough - cased

This book builds an essential bridge between climate change and social policy. Combining ethics and human need theory with political economy and climate science, it offers a long-term, interdisciplinary analysis of the prospects for sustainable development and social justice. Beyond 'green growth' (which assumes an unprecedented rise in the emissions efficiency of production) it envisages two further policy stages vital for rich countries: a progressive 'recomposition' of consumption and a post-growth ceiling on demand. An essential resource for scholars and policymakers.--, Provided by Publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Concepts and global issues. The social dimensions of climate change -- Human needs and sustainable wellbeing -- Climate capitalism : emissions, inequality, green growth -- Sustainable wellbeing, necessary emissions and fair burdens -- Part II. Towards eco-social policy in the rich world. From welfare states to climate mitigation states? -- Decarbonising the economy and its social consequences -- Decarbonising consumption : needs, necessities and eco-social policies -- Post-growth, redistribution and wellbeing -- Conclusion : a three-stage transition
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
ix, 250 pages, illustrations (chiefly color), 24 cm

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