This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley disentangle and clarify the relationship between the processes of modernization, globalization, and global environmental change. Through a rich set of case studies, including a special focus on the challenging global problems of climate change and biodiversity loss, this powerful book will help readers grasp the systemic causes of global environmental degradation as well as the myriad opportunities for reform of global environmental governance.
Peter Christoff teaches environmental and climate policy in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne. Robyn Eckersley teaches global environmental politics and international relations in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Chapter 1: A World Fit for Us All Chapter 2: A Short History of Globalization and the Environment Chapter 3: An Overheated Planet Chapter 4: Remaking Nature: Biodiversity in Peril Chapter 5: Governing the Planet