Climate Crisis: Social Science Crisis

11 July 2008
The emphasis on free market mechanisms to resolve the climate crisis has not only patently failed to deliver carbon reductions but has also restricted funding and support for progressive social scientists to examine and put forward alternatives.

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The emphasis on free market mechanisms to resolve the climate crisis has not only patently failed to deliver carbon reductions but has also restricted funding and support for progressive social scientists to examine and put forward alternatives.

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About the authors

Larry Lohmann

Larry Lohmann from the Corner House is a co-founder of the Durban Group for Climate Justice, together with members of TNI's Carbon Trade Watch.

Recent publications from Environmental Justice

Anglo American’s dirty energy lobby and its false climate solutions

Climate talks in Lima will be subject to intense lobbying by some of the biggest industrial polluters. They not only cause serious social and environmental conflicts where they extract fossil fuels, their capture of decision-making also prevents a real solution to the climate crisis.

Corporate Conquistadors

An examination of the destructive environmental record of Repsol, Glencore Xstrata and Enel-Endesa in Latin America and worldwide is clear evidence that transnational corporations should have no place in decision-making around the climate.

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Venezuela's failure to develop an effective strategy to reduce its economy's dependence on gas and oil threatens the social successes and future viability of the Bolivarian project.

The Emerging Economies and Climate Change

The BASIC bloc of countries in UN negotiations have too often ended up collaborating and colluding with the inaction of industrialised countries, undermining the future of the poor in their own countries and throughout the South.