Environmental Policy and Globalization
This activity will enable you to:
- Analyze significant economic questions according to the standards of the economics discipline including in broad subfields of economics, such as applied microeconomics, global and macroeconomics, econometrics, or finance.
- Identify social arrangements interpreted as unjust and articulate the implications for social policy and action.
Before beginning the discussion, please read the following:
- Lechner and Boli (Eds.), (2015). The Globalization Reader (5th ed.):
- Introduction to Part XI
- Chapter 69: Speech of the IPCC Chairman, Rajendra K. Pachauri, January 23, 2008
- Bell, M. (2009). An Invitation to Environmental Sociology:
- View the following video:
Based on these readings and videos, answer the following questions:
- Does the 2007 IPCC report and Chairman Pachauri’s speech mean that climate change has been addressed in a meaningful way?
- In your considered assessment, is collective action against the causes of climate change successful? If not, why not?