English
 
Help Privacy Policy Disclaimer
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  SDG 13: How societies succeeded or failed to respond to environmental disruption

Haldon, J., Izdebski, A., Kemp, L., Mordechai, L., & Trump, B. (2022). SDG 13: How societies succeeded or failed to respond to environmental disruption. In M. Gutmann (Ed.), Before the UN sustainable development goals: a historical companion. Oxford: Oxford Scholarship Online. doi:10.1093/oso/9780192848758.003.0014.

Item is

Files

show Files

Locators

show

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Haldon, John, Author
Izdebski, Adam1, Author           
Kemp, Luke, Author
Mordechai, Lee, Author
Trump, Benjamin, Author
Affiliations:
1Palaeo-Science and History, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2600691              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: climatic challenge, environmental pressure, resilience, mitigation, risk, sustainability, societal response, resource management, cost inequality, policy
 Abstract: Historical climatic and environmental pressures and societal responses have varied markedly. Connecting climatic changes to social transformations is not an invention of the modern age. Commentators since antiquity have attributed political and economic changes to extreme weather events. But while explanations for rapid change or catastrophic events were based within the cultural logic of the impacted society, past societies also learned to manage their environments within the limits of their technology and their beliefs and generally understood how to manage their resources sustainably. We offer examples of how premodern societies dealt with or responded to long- and short-term environmental and climatic challenges, including their ability or their failure to foresee and mitigate them. We also look at questions of how societal responses included measures contributing to both resilience and sustainability. Finally, we draw out some generalizable lessons about past responses and behaviors and the ways in which these have contributed, positively and negatively, to the development of more recent and contemporary understanding of and policies toward the impacts of climate change.

Details

show
hide
Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2022-032022
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: -
 Publishing info: -
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Type: -
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780192848758.003.0014
Other: shh3198
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: Before the UN sustainable development goals: a historical companion
Source Genre: Book
 Creator(s):
Gutmann, Martin, Editor
Gorman, Daniel, Author
Affiliations:
-
Publ. Info: Oxford : Oxford Scholarship Online
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: 13 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISBN: 9780192848758
DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780192848758.001.0001