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

No fracking way

A briefing that explores how a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US and the EU could open the way to multi-billion euro lawsuits from companies wanting to expand “fracking” for shale gas and oil.

COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying

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Beyond Development

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The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

An examination of ethanol production in Brazil, highlighting the role of financial capital, the territorial expansion of agribusiness and the impacts on labour relations and indigenous peoples and peasant farmers.