Climate Change Solutions and Environmental Migration : The Injustice of Maladaptation and the Gendered 'Silent Offset' Economy book cover
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Climate Change Solutions and Environmental Migration
The Injustice of Maladaptation and the Gendered 'Silent Offset' Economy

  • Available for pre-order on December 19, 2022. Item will ship after January 9, 2023
ISBN 9780367755225
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
190 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book lifts the taboo on maladaptation, a different driver of environmentally induced migration, which shines a light on the negative consequences arising from the solutions to climate change, adaptation and mitigation policies.

Through a systematic analysis and critique of existing mitigation and adaptation polices under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and international development community, and supplemented by a small empirical study in Indonesia, this book catalogues how maladaptation is manufactured under existing climate change solutions. It posits that customary communities in general- and women in particular- are disproportionately affected by the dominant market-driven logics that underscore current climate change solutions adopted by the UNFCCC. The injustice of maladaptation is highlighted as multi-faceted and explored using political, economic, social and ecological lenses, and the concept of environmental reintegration is also explored as a possible solution to this issue. Further possibilities are then presented in the Afterword, as a combination of what the new (post-neoliberalism) conjuncture could potentially look like.

This volume will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of climate change, environmental policy, environmental migration and displacement, development studies, I/NGOs and civil society actors and activists more broadly.

Table of Contents

1. Conceptualising Key Terms and their Links 2. Methodology: Critical, Conceptual and Empirical Issues  3. Adaptation, Development, Maladaptation  4. Mitigation and the Kyoto CDM  5. ‘Silent Offsets’ and Feminist Perspectives on Women, Climate Change, UN-REDD+  6. Findings of Indonesian Study  7. Where are the Women?  8. Justice in the Age of the Anthropocene

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Anna Ginty is an Industrial Advisor and Advocate for one of Australia’s largest trade unions in Sydney, Australia as well as a Visiting Fellow at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney.