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Climate Change 101

a reading list
We often get asked to recommend literature for a wide range of interests (first encounter with climate change, want to learn more, natural scientists who are keen on learning about environmental politics. So for 2019, we decided to put it all online. This is in no way a complete list, merely a starting point with our personal favorites.

If you are looking for Climate Fiction we have a list for that too. 

Popular science (A great starting point):

Weizäcker, E.U. von & Wijkman, A. (2018). Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet – A Report to the Club of Rome. NY: Springer.

Laestadius, Staffan (2017). Klimatet och omställningen. Boréa Bokförlag.

Raworth, K. (2017). Doughnut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist.

Ergon, J. (2016). Omställningen: Tio år som kommer förändra världen.

Klein, N. (2014). This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate.

Wijkman, A. and Rockström, J. (2014). Den stora förnekelsen.

Axelsson, S. (2014). Vår tid är nu.

Azar, C. m.fl. (2014). Miljöpolitikens Spelplan. Miljöforskningsberedningen. Stockholm: Fritzes.

Laestadius, S. (2013). Klimatet och välfärden: Mot en ny svensk modell. Boréa Bokförlag.

Jonstad, D. (2012). Kollaps: Livet vid civilisationens slut. Ordfront Förlag.

Forsberg, B. (2012). Omställningens tid: Tillväxtens slut och jakten på en hållbar framtid.

Jackson, T. (2009). Prosperity without Growth/Välfärd utan tillväxt.

Azar, C. (2007). Makten och klimatet.

Stern, N.H. (2007). The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review. Cambridge University Press.

Gore, A. (2006). En obekväm sanning.

Weizäcker, E. von, Lovins, A.B., Lovins, L.H. (1997). Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use.

Danielsson, U. (2016) Vårt klot så ömkligt litet. [Lidingö] : Fri tanke, [2016].

Wetterberg, G. (2018) Träd: en vandring i den svenska skogen. Albert Bonniers förlag.

Monbiot, G. and Huss, M. (2018) Ur ruinerna : en ny politik för en värld i kris. Stockholm : Leopard förlag.

Ehrenberg, J. (2018) Klimatkris. Stockholm: Leopard Förlag.

Malm, A. (2009) Det är vår bestämda uppfattning att om ingenting görs nu kommer det att vara för sent. Stockholm : Atlas

Ernman, M. and Thunberg, S. Scener ur hjärtat. Stockholm: Bokförlaget Polaris.

Kolbert, E. (2015) The sixth extinction : an unnatural history. New York : Picador, Henry Holt and Company

Kress, W. J. (2017) Living in the Anthropocene. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

Hedenus, F., Persson, M. och Sprei, F. (2018). Hållbar Utveckling – nyanser och tolkningar. Studentlitteratur

Bernes, Clas (2016). En varmare värld. 3 uppl. Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket. Tillgänglig via: http://www.naturvardsverket.se/envarmarevarld

 

Classics in environmental politics

Carson, R. (1962). Tyst Vår/Silent Spring.

Ehrlich, P. R. (1968). The Population Bomb.

Meadows et al (1972). Tillväxtens gränser/Limits to Growth.

Lönnroth, M., m fl (1979). Sol eller Uran.

World Commission on Environment and Development, WCED (1987). Our Common Future. 

Hubendick, B. (1994). Försök till verklighetsbeskrivning. Naturskyddsföreningens förlag.

Palmstierna, H. (1967). Plundring, svält, förgiftning 

Palmstierna, H. (1972). Besinning.

Ehrensvärd, G. (1971). Före-Efter.

Borgström, G. (1953). Jorden – vårt öde.

Borgström, G. (1969). Flykt från verkligheten.

Tamm, E. & Wägner, E. (1941). Fred med Jorden. 

Wägner, Elin (1941). Väckarklocka. 

 

Academic publications/books:

Jordan, A., Huitema, D., van Asselt, H., Forster, J., eds. (2018). Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gough, I. (2017). Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing. Edward Elgar.

Head, L. (2016). Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene: Reconceptualising human-nature relations. Abingdon: Routledge

Bulkeley, H. and Newell, P. (2015). Governing Climate Change. New York: Routledge.

Patt, A. (2015). Transforming Energy: Solving Climate Change with Technology Policy. Cambridge University Press.

Dryzek, J. (2013). The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses. Oxford University Press.

Steinberg, P. and VanDeveer, S., eds. (2012). Comparative Environmental Politics: Theory, Practice and Prospects. MIT Press.

Biermann, F. and Pattberg, P., eds. (2012). Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered. MIT Press.

Urry, J. (2011). Climate change & Society. Polity Press.

Clapp, J. and Dauvergne, P. (2011). Paths to a Green World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hoffmann, M. (2011). Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto. Oxford University Press.

Newell, P. and Paterson, M. (2010). Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global Economy. Cambridge University Press.

Adger, N. and Jordan, A., eds. (2009). Governing Sustainability. Cambridge University Press.

Boyce, T. and Lewis, J., eds. (2009). Climate Change and the Media. Peter Lang Pub Inc.

Uggla, Y. och I. Elander, red. (2009). Global uppvärmning och lokal politik. Stockholm: Santérus.

Compston, H. & Bailey, I., eds. (2008). Turning Down the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Affluent Democracies. Palgrave Macmillan.

Carter, N. (2007). The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy. Cambridge University Press

Paterson, M. (2007). Automobile Politics: Ecology and Cultural Political Economy. Cambridge University Press.

Dobson, A. and Eckersley, R., eds. (2006). Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Cambridge University Press.

Eckersley, R. (2004). The Green State. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Lundqvist, L.J. (2004). Sweden and Ecological Governance: Straddling the Fence. Manchester University Press.

Newell, P. (2000). Climate for Change: Non-State Actors and the Global Politics of the Greenhouse. Cambridge University Press.

Paterson, M. (1997). Global Warming and Global Politics. Routledge.

Hajer, M. (1995). The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process. Oxford University Press.

 

Academic publications from LU-authors:

Skovgaard, J. and van Asselt, H., eds. (2018). The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Their Reform. Cambridge University Press.

Burns, C., Tobin, P. and Sewerin, S., eds. (2018). The Impact of the Economic Crisis on European Environmental Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Anshelm, J., Haikola, S., Wallsten, B., red. (2018). Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: Aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar. Gidlunds Förlag. 

Jönsson, E. och Andersson, E., red. (2017). Politisk ekologi: Om makt och miljöer. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Bulkeley, H., Paterson, M. and Stripple, J. (2016). Towards a Cultural Politics of Climate Change: Devices, Desires and Dissent.

Malm, A. (2016). Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming. London: Verso.

Koch, M. and Mont, O., eds. (2016). Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare. Routledge.

Bäckstrand, K. and Kronsell, A., eds. (2015). Rethinking the Green State. Environmental governance towards climate and sustainability transitions. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, Earthscan.

Bäckstrand, K., Kahn, J., Kronsell, A., Lövbrand, E., eds. (2010). Environmental Politics and Deliberative Democracy: Examining the Promise of New Modes of Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Jordan, A., et al, eds. (2010). Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation. Cambridge University Press.

Jiborn, M., Kander, A., red. (2013). Generationsmålet: Kontroverser kring klimat och konsumtion. Dialogos.

Johansson, B, Nilsson, L.J., red. (2017). Nollutsläpp i basindustrin: Förutsättningar för en ny industripolitik. Lund: Lunds universitet.

Hall, M., Lund, E. och Rummukainen, M., red. (2015). Klimatsäkrat Skåne. CEC Rapport Nr 02. Lund: Lunds universitet.

Nilsson, L.J., m.fl. (2013). I ljuset av framtiden: Styrning mot nollutsläpp år 2050. Lund: Lunds Universitet.

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