Revised and updated throughout, this unique anthology examines global environmental politics from a range of perspectives and captures the voices of both the powerless and the powerful. Paradigms of sustainability, environmental security, and ecological justice illustrate the many ways environmental challenges and their solutions are framed in contemporary international debates about climate, water, forests, toxics, energy, food, and biodiversity.

Organized thematically, the selections offer a truly global scope. Seventeen new readings explore climate justice, globalization, land and water grabs, climate change and conflict, China’s international environmental relations, and the future of climate politics in the wake of the Paris Agreement. This book stresses the underlying questions of power, interests, authority, and legitimacy that shape environmental debates, and it provides readers with a global range of perspectives on the critical challenges facing the planet and its people.

This new edition of Green Planet Blues connects directly with a wide-range of upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses.

chapter |16 pages

Introduction: From Stockholm to Sustainability?

ByKen Conca, Geoffrey D. Dabelko

part Part One|62 pages

The Debate Begins

chapter 1|5 pages

The Limits to Growth

ByDonella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers, William W. Behrens

chapter 2|9 pages

Environment and Development: The Case of the Developing Countries

ByJoão Augusto de Araujo Castro

chapter 3|9 pages

The Tragedy of the Commons

ByGarrett Hardin

chapter 4|7 pages

Redefining National Security

ByLester R. Brown

chapter 5|7 pages

Two Agendas on Amazon Development

chapter 6|15 pages

Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons

ByXavier Basurto, Elinor Ostrom

part Part Two|58 pages

Ecology and the Structure of the International System

chapter 7|12 pages

Rethinking the Ecology–Sovereignty Debate

ByKen Conca

chapter 8|8 pages

China’s Environmental Challenges

ByJudith Shapiro

chapter 9|6 pages

Nobel Lecture

ByWangari Maathai

part Part Three|66 pages

Institutions of Global Environmental Governance

chapter 11|18 pages

Green Pluralism: Lessons for Improved Environmental Governance in the 21st Century

ByNorichika Kanie, Peter M. Haas, Steinar Andresen, Graeme Auld, Benjamin Cashore, Pamela S. Chasek, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Stefan Renckens, Olav Schram Stokke, Casey Stevens, Stacy D. VanDeveer, Masahiko Iguchi

chapter 12|10 pages

A Wish List for an Environmentally Friendly NAFTA

ByJennifer Huizen

chapter 13|13 pages

The Climate Change Battle in Paris

ByMeenakshi Raman

chapter 14|8 pages

Climate Change after Paris: From Turning Point to Transformation

ByRichard Kinley

chapter 15|7 pages

This Changes Nothing: The Paris Agreement to Ignore Reality

ByClive L. Spash

part Part Four|44 pages

The Sustainability Debate

chapter 17|10 pages

The Problem of Consumption

ByPeter Dauvergne

chapter 18|6 pages

The End of Sustainability

ByMelinda Harm Benson, Robin Kundis Craig

chapter 19|3 pages

Sustainability vs. Resilience

ByWilliam E. Rees

chapter 20|5 pages

Sustainability Is Not Enough: We Need Regenerative Cultures

ByDaniel C. Wahl

part Part Five|80 pages

From Ecological Conflict to Environmental Security?

part Part Six|58 pages

Ecological Justice

chapter 27|15 pages

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

BySylvia Kay, Jenny Franco

chapter 28|5 pages

The Real Price of Europe Going Green

BySilas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor

chapter 29|19 pages

Coal, Identity, and the Gendering of Environmental Justice Activism in Central Appalachia

ByShannon Elizabeth Bell, Yvonne A. Braun

chapter 30|4 pages

Inequality and Environmental Policy

ByJoseph E. Stiglitz