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