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The stop climate chaos coalition: climate change as a development issue

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After the Working Group on Climate Change and Development recognised the challenge that climate change poses to development, a number of environmental and aid, trade and development organisations formed a new politically active coalition, Stop Climate Chaos (SCC), to demand that stronger climate laws be adopted in the UK. The coalition now frames the issue of climate change as a 'global climate justice' one, emphasising the severity of the issue for people in poor countries, who will suffer the worst consequences, but have contributed least to it. The extent to which SCC member organisations address climate change as a global justice issue is explored through a content analysis of their websites, and a survey of participants in the SCC I-Count march, London, 3 November 2006. There is certainly evidence that environmental organisations are 'facing South', just as aid, trade and development organisations are 'turning green'.

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Saunders, Clare (2008) The stop climate chaos coalition: climate change as a development issue Third World Quarterly, 29, (8), pp. 1509-1526. (doi:10.1080/01436590802528580).

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Published date: December 2008
Keywords: african studies, asian studies (general), development policy, development studies, politics and development regional development

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Local EPrints ID: 55052
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55052
ISSN: 0143-6597
PURE UUID: 9d20deea-8e98-4bb2-8e06-53dc9e94d2b5

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Date deposited: 05 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:34

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