Global Environmental Change and Global Inequality

@article{Redclift1998GlobalEC,
  title={Global Environmental Change and Global Inequality},
  author={Michael R. Redclift and Colin Sage},
  journal={International Sociology},
  year={1998},
  volume={13},
  pages={499 - 516}
}
Global environmental change (GEC) carries serious implications for developing countries and for North/South relations. The article argues that global inequalities need to be understood against the background of structural adjustment and indebtedness that characterized the 1980s. Environmental policy priorities are largely concerned with livelihood sustainability in the South, rather than the longer-term risks usually associated with GEC. However, the `global' agenda of climate change… 
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