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Religious Groups and Climate Change - Drivers, Barriers and Religious Engagement on Climate Change

Colon, Lewis R LU (2008) IMEN41 20081
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
This thesis looks at the drivers and barriers religious groups within the United States face on
the climate change issue as well as the actions religious groups have taken on the issue as a
means for encouraging social and individual changes in behavior to address it. It examines the
role of religion in shaping values, investigates the drivers and barriers identified through
academic literature sources and then compares those drivers and barriers against the
statements issued by religious groups and through a survey conducted by the author. Case
studies on two religious groups are also presented to offer further detail regarding the types of
programs and activities undertaken by religious groups to promote positive change on the
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This thesis looks at the drivers and barriers religious groups within the United States face on
the climate change issue as well as the actions religious groups have taken on the issue as a
means for encouraging social and individual changes in behavior to address it. It examines the
role of religion in shaping values, investigates the drivers and barriers identified through
academic literature sources and then compares those drivers and barriers against the
statements issued by religious groups and through a survey conducted by the author. Case
studies on two religious groups are also presented to offer further detail regarding the types of
programs and activities undertaken by religious groups to promote positive change on the
climate change issue. (Less)
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author
Colon, Lewis R LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20081
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Climate change, religion
language
English
id
1480559
date added to LUP
2009-09-29 13:00:03
date last changed
2009-09-29 13:00:03
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  abstract     = {This thesis looks at the drivers and barriers religious groups within the United States face on
the climate change issue as well as the actions religious groups have taken on the issue as a
means for encouraging social and individual changes in behavior to address it. It examines the
role of religion in shaping values, investigates the drivers and barriers identified through
academic literature sources and then compares those drivers and barriers against the
statements issued by religious groups and through a survey conducted by the author. Case
studies on two religious groups are also presented to offer further detail regarding the types of
programs and activities undertaken by religious groups to promote positive change on the
climate change issue.},
  author       = {Colon, Lewis R},
  keyword      = {Climate change,religion},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Religious Groups and Climate Change - Drivers, Barriers and Religious Engagement on Climate Change},
  year         = {2008},
}