Publishing with a purpose
Climate change is the main challenge facing developed countries in the 21st century and a key priority for both industrialised and emerging economies, across the Global North and Global South.
The work we publish creates an understanding of the connection between global discourses on climate change facts, specific policy responses and environmental law, contributing to ongoing debates in academia and beyond. It links to the global agenda, including the UN Agenda 2030 and the UN climate report, and reacts to current news, such as the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement, Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg and other climate protest and activism.
The research on our list provides a solid foundation for international and domestic policies around global warming, to support building impactful democratic solutions.
Read on for a selection of books on climate change, Transforming Society posts and journal articles.
Commissioning Editor Emily Watt manages our Environment and Sustainability list:
“According to the UN, 60% of the world’s population are expected to live in cities by 2030. It is this rapid urban growth that has resulted in us heading toward a climate emergency. We are dedicated to publishing work that offers a solid foundation for building impactful democratic solutions.”
A selection of related journal articles
Volume 7, Number 1 of Global Discourse featuring:
Paris: optimism, pessimism and realism
On the obsolescence of human beings in sustainable development
On preparing for the great gift of community that climate disasters can give us
Extinction Rebellion: social work, climate change and solidarity in Critical and Radical Social Work
Extinction Rebellion: a social worker’s observation in Critical and Radical Social Work
The gender dynamics of climate change on rural women's agro-based livelihoods and food security in rural Zimbabwe: implications for green social work in Critical and Radical Social Work
Climate change and food: a green social work perspective in Critical and Radical Social Work
Evidence reviews in energy and climate policy in Evidence & Policy
Contested knowledge in Dutch climate change policy in Evidence & Policy
Does risk-based decision-making present an ‘epistemic trap’ for climate change policymaking? in Evidence & Policy
British political values, attitudes to climate change, and travel behaviour in Policy & Politics
Policies, politics and organisational problems: multiple streams and the implementation of targets in UK government in Policy & Politics
Electricity market reform: so what's new? in Policy & Politics
What’s the Use of Green Shame? from the Global Discourse blog
Articles on Transforming Society
'‘The Greta Thunberg effect’ and how ordinary families feel about climate change' by Ann Phoenix
'Crossing the seas for climate change' by Sarah Nash
'How do we make sense of climate change?' by Kristina Diprose
'Ecocide: the most significant crime of the twenty-first century' by Rob White
'Generation Share: the generation that is saving the planet' by Benita Matofska and Sophie Sheinwald
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