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Power In A Warming WorldThe New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality$
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David Ciplet, J. Timmons Roberts, and Mizan R. Khan

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029612

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029612.001.0001

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The Politics of Adaptation

The Politics of Adaptation

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Power In A Warming World

David Ciplet

J. Timmons Roberts

Mizan R. Khan

The MIT Press

This chapter pays attention to climate change adaptation politics and describes the types of political conflicts that have emerged around the issue of funding for adaptation. It discusses three main points of contention between countries on both sides of the North–South divide. These conflicts are referred to as the Gap (in raising the funds), the Wedge (in who is prioritized to receive funds), and the Dodge (in using just governance institutions). The chapter then considers the governance challenges and geopolitical dynamics that will emerge as drastic climate change impacts become inevitable. It concludes by connecting the issue of adaptation of politics to the theoretical framework of strategic power discussed in the previous chapters.

Keywords:   climate change adaptation, funding for adaptation, North–South divide, Gap, Wedge, Dodge, geopolitical dynamics, climate change impacts, strategic power

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