Local activism for global climate justice : the Great Lakes Watershed /

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Imprint:Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
©2020
Description:xxi, 288 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Routledge advances in climate change research
Routledge advances in climate change research.
Subject:Climatic changes -- Great Lakes Region (North America)
Environmental policy -- Great Lakes Watershed (North America)
Water quality management -- Great Lakes Watershed (North America)
Climatic changes.
Ecology.
Environmental policy.
Water quality management.
Great Lakes Watershed (North America) -- Environmental conditions.
Great Lakes Region.
Great Lakes Watershed.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12318921
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Other authors / contributors:Perkins, Patricia E., editor.
ISBN:9780367335878
0367335875
9780367335892
0367335891
9780429320705
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This book will inspire and spark grassroots action to address the inequitable impacts of climate change, by showing how this can be tackled and the many benefits of doing so. With contributions from climate activists and engaged young authors, this volume explores the many ways in which people are proactively working to advance climate justice. The book pays special attention to Canada and the Great Lakes watershed, showing how the effects of climate change span local, regional, and global scales through the impact of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, with related economic and social effects that cross political jurisdictions. Examining examples of local-level activism that include organizing for climate-resilient and equitable communities, the dynamic leadership of Indigenous peoples (especially women) for water and land protection, and diaspora networking, Local Activism for Global Climate Justice also provides theoretical perspectives on how individual action relates to broader social and political processes. Showcasing a diverse range of inspirational and thought-provoking case studies, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate justice, climate change policy, climate ethics and global environmental governance, as well as teachers and climate activists"--
Other form:Online version: Perkins, Patricia E., Local activism for global climate justice 1. New York : 2019. 9780429320705
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