Contraction and Convergence
The Global Solution to Climate Change

By Aubrey Meyer

Contraction and Convergence
Paperback, 96 pages £8.00
Published: 1st December 2000
ISBN: 9781870098946
Format: 210mm x 148mm

Category: ENVIRONMENT, ECOLOGY & CLIMATE CHANGE, SCHUMACHER BRIEFINGS

Series: Schumacher Briefings

This Briefing explains the origins of the climate crisis and describes some of the dangerous trends created by global warming. The global policy framework of 'Contraction & Convergence' (C&C) described was created and introduced to the United Nations in the 1990s by the Global Commons Institute (GCI) to avert these trends. Based on the thesis of 'Equity & Survival', C&C seeks to ensure future prosperity and choice by applying the global rationale of precaution, equity and efficiency in that order. C&C has become the most widely cited and arguably the most widely supported framework proposal in the global debate on what to do about climate change.

Man-made climate change is probably the most serious environmental threat we face. This book offers useful and interesting ideas exploring the concept of Contraction & Convergence as one way to address the global climate challenge.

- Michael Meacher, the first UK Environment Minister

Aubrey Meyer

Aubrey Meyer was born in Bradford and grew up in South Africa. He first studied music, which lead to a very successful orchestral career, including playing Viola in the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1980s. It was while searching for a subject for a musical that he was inspired to join the UK Green Party and then to co-found the Global Commons Institute (GCI) in London. He is a contributor to Feasta – the Dublin-based foundation for the economics of sustainability.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
ISBN: 9781870098946
Format: 210mm x 148mm
4pp colour plates, charts, graphs

BIC Code: RBP, RNC, RNP
BISAC Code:  NAT011000, SCI042000, SCI092000
Imprint: Green Books


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