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By Harriet A Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Gareth A. S. Edwards

ISBN-10: 1315763044

ISBN-13: 9781315763040

The confluence of worldwide weather switch, becoming degrees of strength intake and fast urbanization has led the foreign coverage neighborhood to treat city responses to weather switch as ‘an pressing agenda’ (World financial institution 2010). The contribution of towns to emerging degrees of greenhouse fuel emissions coupled with matters concerning the vulnerability of city areas and groups to the affects of weather swap have ended in a comparatively contemporary and quickly proliferating curiosity among either educational and coverage groups in how towns may be able to reply to mitigation and edition. awareness has concerned with the opportunity of municipal experts to enhance coverage and plans which may tackle those dual matters, and the demanding situations of means, source and politics which were encountered. whereas this literature has captured the various crucial ability by which the city reaction to weather switch is being solid, is that it has didn't take account of the a number of websites and areas of weather switch reaction which are rising in towns ‘off-plan’.

An city Politics of weather switch offers the 1st account of city responses to weather swap that strikes past the boundary of municipal associations to severely study the governing of weather swap within the urban as a question of either private and non-private authority, and to interact with the ways that this is often certain up with the politics and practices of city infrastructure. The booklet attracts on circumstances from a number of towns in either constructed and rising economies to offering new perception into the aptitude and obstacles of city responses to weather swap, in addition to new conceptual course for our knowing of the politics of environmental governance.

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From this starting point, we argue that climate change experiments are forms of intervention that enable us to explore the ways in which climate change is becoming a ‘problem’ in cities that requires intervention and improvement (Li 2007), and to consider how the rationalities, techniques and practices of experimentation both bring forth new possibilities for acting on climate change, but, because of their emergent characteristic, are always open to contestation and failure. Understanding experimentation as part of the governing of climate change in this manner, the chapter then turns to the dynamics of experimentation itself, introducing a threefold analytic framework through which to understand this mode of intervention in terms of the making, maintaining, and living of experiments.

Yet, the notion of the laboratory focuses the analysis on the creation of spaces of containment and Climate governance and urban experiments 19 exception in the city and their dynamics, which may obscure the way in which such interventions are structured in relation to global environmental politics and political economy (Bulkeley 2005). Given these limitations, we find that none of these approaches can, by themselves, adequately account for the phenomenon of urban climate change experimentation.

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