by Margie Orford - £12.95 ITDG Publishing (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781853395932 | ISBN 10: 1853395935
Global warming and climate change pose a dire threat to life, demanding urgent global action. The Kyoto Protocol is the United Nations treaty committing signatories to dealing with climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Development Mechanism, Article 12 of the Protocol, is a complex trade mechanism which is unique in its promotion of sustainable development. It gives rich and poor countries the opportunity to combine forces through projects in the developing world.
Climate Change: Stories from the Developing World is a non-technical account of what inspires people to transform the dry language of this international climate change treaty into measurable improvements in people's lives. SouthSouthNorth is piloting Clean Development Mechanism projects that reduce emission of greenhouse gases through sustainable development in four countries (Brazil, Bangladesh, Indonesia and South Africa). These projects show how the elegant creativity of science merges with the complexities of politics and human behaviour. These stories come to life through a kaleidoscope of photographs and children's artworks.
"This book shows how much untapped potential there is within developing countries, and the impact a small group can achieve in the effort against global warming. The SouthSouthNorth teams are making sustainable development happen. The voices in this book radiate spirit and warmth."
(Dr John Kilani, member of the United Nations Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism)
(Price & availability last checked: April 2018)