1st Edition

Social Mobilisation for Climate Change

    248 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is the outcome of an interdisciplinary research process aimed at capturing the complexity of the social mobilisation for climate change. It brings together various academic perspectives to understand the diverse forms of climate activism, challenging traditional notions of agency, space, justice, and legality.

    The reader will broaden their understanding of the social mobilisation for climate change and its interactions with new digital spaces. The book questions public authorities and big greenhouse gas emitters, individual and generational behaviors, artistic creations, territorial identities, legal systems, and even the idea of democracy. This broad overview results from a collection of concise contributions from scholars with different backgrounds, who employ a variety of tools and methodologies in their analysis, although delivering their findings in an accessible language.

    It is intended for students, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers in the areas of Climate Change, Digital Activism, Cultural and Legal Geography, Social and Spatial Justice, Human Rights and Environmental Law, Sustainable Cities and Just Transition.

    Elena Nalato, Valentina E. Albanese, Stefano Fanetti, Roberta Minazzi


    List of contributors


    1. Media narratives and activists’ digital practices about climate change in Italy: a multi-channel analysis

    Valentina E. Albanese, Teresa Graziano


    2. Change the System not the Climate. How the Talanoa Dialogue contributed to procedural justice in the global climate negotiating system
    Beatrice Ruggieri


    3. Environmental justice and transformative geographies in the discourses of the environmental movement in Brindisi

    Federica Epifani


    4. Murals for sustainability: walking among Turin’s streets

    Stefania Benetti


    5. Environmental digital activism: profile and main drivers

    Roberta Minazzi, Michela Segato, Daniele Grechi


    6. The Gen Z attitude-behaviour gap in digital green activism
    David D’Acunto


    7. Youth climate activism: political and regulatory outcomes

    Francesca Ainger, Stefano Fanetti


    8. Persuasion, pride, prejudice. Interpretive communities and their winning arguments in a time of climate narratives

    Matteo Nicolini


    9. Citizens’ assemblies on climate change. Climate democracy in the Anthropocene

    Enrico Buono


    10. The development of climate change litigation and its financing in a comparative perspective: contingency fee agreements, crowdfunding, and third-party funding
    Valentina Jacometti


    11. Climate disobedience: criminal conduct or democratic right? A constitutional law perspective
    Francesco Gallarati


    12. Social mobilisation for climate change: the Belt and Road initiative and the case of the Lamu coal plant in Kenya

    Barbara Pozzo


    Valentina E. Albanese is Associate Professor of Sustainable Tourism, Cultural Geography and Tourism Geography at the University of Insubria, in Como, Italy.

    Stefano Fanetti is Assistant Professor of Private Comparative Law at the University of Insubria, in Como, Italy, where he teaches Environmental Law and Swiss Comparative Law.

    Roberta Minazzi is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Insubria, in Como, Italy, where she teaches Tourism Management and Destination Management for Hospitality.