September 2010

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September 2010

Low Carbon Communities: imaginative approaches to combating climate change locally
Edited by Michael Peters, Shane Fudge and Tim Jackson. Edward Elgar Publishing ltd.

Community action is a vital strategy in the fight against climate change and has increasingly informed government policy, academic inquiry and grassroots action over the last decade. This timely and engaging volume explores both the promise of community based action in tackling climate change and some of its limitations. Bringing together theoretical and practical perspectives on community action Low Carbon Communities considers the opportunities and challenges through a diverse range of models and case studies. Fresh conceptual insights are provided and new light is shed on the policy implications and practical ramifications of establishing effective community engagement in efforts to combat climate change locally.

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