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Books on Latin America and the Caribbean and climate change and the environment Featured

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The following book list includes texts focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean and climate change and the environment. The books address some of the most critical socio-environmental issues of the day with important implications for regional and national debates on climate. In the build up to the Rio+20 Conference next year, Latin American civil society organizations and regional and international networks are attempting to make this conference relevant and establish a new and revitalized agenda on sustainable development. These books can make a valuable contribution to that endeavour.
Climate Change And Human Security: The Challenge to Local Governance under Rapid Coastal Urbanization. Michael R. Redclift , David Manuel-Navarette and Mark Pelling. Edward Elgar, 2011. In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society. Mark Carey. Oxford University Press, 2010. No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet. Nikolas Kozloff. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010. Renewable Energy Project Development Under the Clean Development Mechanism: A Guide for Latin America. Elizabeth Lokey. Earthscan, 2009. Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice. Edited by David Carruthers. MIT Press, 2008. Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society. Katherine Hochstetler and Margaret E. Keck. Duke University Press, 2007. Natural Resources: Neither Curse nor Destiny. Edited by Daniel Lederman and William F. Maloney. World Bank Publications; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007. The Ecology of Oil: Environment, Labor, and the Mexican Revolution, 1900-1938. Myrna L. Santiago. Cambridge University Press, 2006. Beyond Sun and Sand: Caribbean Environmentalisms. Edited by Sherrie Baver and Barbara Deutsch Lynch. Rutgers University Press, 2006. Global Impact, Local Action: New Environmental Policy in Latin America. Edited by Anthony Hall, Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2005. Changing Places: Environment, Development and Social Change in Rural Honduras. William Loker. Carolina Academic Press, 2004. No Stone Unturned: Building Blocks of Environmental Power versus Transnational Industrial Forestry in Costa Rica. Heleen van den Hombergh. Dutch University Press, 2004. Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America. J. Timmons Roberts and Nikki Demetria Thanos. Routledge, 2003.
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Guy Edwards

Guy Edwards is a Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University, where he manages a research project on the politics of climate change in Latin America. Along with co-author, Professor Timmons Roberts, he is currently writing a book on Latin American leadership on climate change for MIT Press. He has also written various academic papers, policy briefs and op-eds for a number of different publications. As co-founder of Intercambio Climático and formerly co-editor of the website, Guy has worked closely with the Latin American Platform on Climate and the Latin American office of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. He has also worked for the Overseas Development Institute, the consultancy River Path Associates and as the resident manager of the Huaorani Ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon.