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Climate Change and SocietySociological Perspectives$
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Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199356102

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.001.0001

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Mitigating Climate Change

Mitigating Climate Change

(p.199) 7 Mitigating Climate Change
Climate Change and Society

Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez

Thomas K. Rudel

Kari Marie Norgaard

Jeffrey Broadbent

Oxford University Press

Using a sociological lens can enhance our understanding of climate change mitigation challenges and solutions by looking beyond technology-centric approaches and by recognizing the nested nature of social systems—from micro-level actions of individuals and households, to meso-level approaches of organizations, cities, and states, to macro-level policies of nations and global systems. Through this lens we can recognize the oddities, discrepancies, omissions, and inconsistencies of standard techno-economic approaches to mitigation challenges. We also become more cognizant of the range of sociocultural factors facilitating or impeding mitigation efforts. A sociological perspective can help reveal how consumer demand is often socially constructed and can uncover the ways individuals and organizations make sense of climate challenges in their everyday lives. It can also expose cross-national differences in discourse about climate change mitigation, networks of advocacy coalitions, and their implications for the success of national mitigation policies.

Keywords:   mitigation, policy, individual, household, organization, city, networks, nation

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