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- DescriptionThe failure of recent international negotiations to progress global action on climate change has shifted attention to the emergence of grassroots sustainability initiatives. These civil society networks display the potential to implement social invation and change processes from the 'bottom up'. Recent scholarship has sought to theorise grassroots community-based low carbon practices in terms of their sustainability transition potential. However there are few empirical examples that demonstrate the factors for success of community-based social invations in achieving more widespread adoption outside of their local, sustainability 'niche'. The book seeks to address two significant gaps related to grassroots climate action: firstly the continuing dominance of the individualisation of responsibility for climate change action which presupposes that individuals hold both the ability and desire to shift their behaviours and lifestyle choices to align with a low carbon future. Secondly, the potential for community-based collectives to influence mainstream climate change governance, an area significantly under researched. Drawing on empirical research into Australian Climate Action Groups (CAGs) and related international research, the book argues that grassroots community-based collective action on climate change holds the key to broader social change. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, citizen participation, environmental sociology and sustainable development.
- Author BiographyJennifer Kent is an Honorary Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney and Senior Environmental Officer at the Green Living Centre, a community sustainability resource center in Sydney, Australia.
- Author(s)Jennifer Kent
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication18/11/2015
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleRoutledge Advances in Climate Change Research
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note8 black & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
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