Powered by contributions from global experts, this book seeks to examine in greater detail the extremely complex interplay of the two dominant narratives--climate change and sustainable development--that are now shaping the world. Initially presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development & Climate Change, this in-depth study argues that rapid development continues to be presented as the biggest emerging threat to the environment, leading to the suspicion that climate negotiations are less about climate change and more a means to control the looming global economic and power shift. Encouraging international cooperation, the ideas discussed here will interest environmentalists, economists, policymakers, and general readers concerned by these issues.
Sunjoy Joshi is the director of the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, India. He speaks and writes regularly on issues concerning development, energy, and the environment. Marlies Linke is the head of the Asia Desk at the Center for International Dialogue and Cooperation at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin.