1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

Edited By Tahseen Jafry Copyright 2019
    566 Pages
    by Routledge

    566 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The term "climate justice" began to gain traction in the late 1990s following a wide range of activities by social and environmental justice movements that emerged in response to the operations of the fossil fuel industry and, later, to what their members saw as the failed global climate governance model that became so transparent at COP15 in Copenhagen. The term continues to gain momentum in discussions around sustainable development, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, and has been slowly making its way into the world of international and national policy. However, the connections between these remain unestablished.

    Addressing the need for a comprehensive and integrated reference compendium, The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice provides students, academics and professionals with a valuable insight into this fast-growing field. Drawing together a multidisciplinary range of authors from the Global North and South, this Handbook addresses some of the most salient topics in current climate justice research, including just transition, urban climate justice and public engagement, in addition to the field’s more traditional focus on gender, international governance and climate ethics. With an emphasis on facilitating learning based on cutting-edge specialised climate justice research and application, each chapter draws from the most recent sources, real-world best practices and tutored reflections on the strategic dimensions of climate justice and its related disciplines.

    The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice will be essential reading for students and scholars, as well as being a vital reference tool for those practically engaged in the field.

    ContentsList of FiguresList of TablesList of ContributorsAcknowledgements1. Introduction: Justice in the Era of Climate ChangeTahseen Jafry, Michael Mikulewicz and Karin HelwigPart I Theories of Climate Justice 2. On the evolution and continuing development of the climate justice movementBrian Tokar 3. On inquiry into climate justiceIdil Boran4. Fact-insensitive thought experiments in climate ethics: Exemplified by Parfit’s non-identity problemJörg Tremmel5. A Narrative Account of Temporality in Climate JusticeNejma Tamoudi and Michael RederPart II Climate Justice Governance, Policy and Litigation 6. Global political processes and the Paris Agreement: A case of advancement or retreat of climate justice?Susan P. Murphy7. Statehood in an Era of Sinking IslandsTom Sparks 8. Reimagining development practice: Mainstreaming justice into planning frameworksRitwika Basu and Amir Bezaz9. Climate Justice in the UK: Reconciling climate change and equity issues in policy and practice in a developed country contextKatharine Knox10. Equity and justice in climate change law and policy: A role for benefit-sharingAnnalisa Savaresi and Kim Bouwer11. Leading from the Bench: The role of judges in advancing climate justice, and lessons from South AsiaEmeline Pluchon Part III Climate Justice


    Tahseen Jafry is a Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland, UK and the Director of GCU’s Centre for Climate Justice.

    "This Handbook is a timely and significant contribution to the growing body of academic literature on climate justice. It comes at a critical turning point in UNFCCC climate negotiations with the imminent review of the Paris Agreement. It is an excellent knowledge resource bound to be of particular interest to academics, practitioners and students engaged in the field of climate change and climate justice." -- Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

    "Climate justice names the central problem - and solution - for this century and beyond. In this collection, you will learn why this is and, in these still-early stages of thinking and CJ movement-building, which debates are raging." -- Patrick Bond, Distinguished Professor of Political Economy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa