The Great Adaptation: climate and capitalism

Romain Felli


In this paper I will discuss how the strategy of "adaptation" to climate change has long predated that of "mitigation" and greenhouse gases reduction. Adaptation has in particular been promoted by US based state and research institutions, as well as by various multinational corporations from the 1970s and it was picked up by neoliberal economists from the 1980s.

climate change - neoliberalism