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A research agenda for climate justice, edited by Paul G. Harris

"Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. Climate change will bring great suffering to communities, individuals and ecosystems. Those least responsible for the problem will suffer the most. Justice demands urgent action to reverse its causes and impacts. In this provocative new book, Paul G. Harris brings together original essays to explore innovative approaches to understanding and implementing climate justice in the future. Through investigations informed by theories from philosophy, politics, sociology, law and economics, this Research Agenda reveals the actors most responsible for climate change and suggests concrete proposals for more effective mitigation. Addressing the distribution of scarce resources and the disproportionate responsibility of affluent nations and people, this insightful book asserts that climate change is a matter of equity, fairness and social and distributive justice. It argues that climate change is shaping up to be the greatest injustice in all of human history. This analytical and thought-provoking Research Agenda will be a valuable tool for climate change researchers while its interdisciplinary approach will appeal to students and academics researching in the fields of global environmental politics, sustainability, international relations, environmental philosophy and law. The examination of the key questions of climate justice from global through to individual levels will also aid policy-makers, practitioners and activists"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Preface -- 1: Climate justice: the urgent research agenda(s) / Paul G. Harris -- 2: Vital needs and climate change: inter-human, inter-generational and inter-species justice / Robin Attfield -- Common but differentiated responsibilities: agency in climate justice / Ivo Wallimann-Helmer -- 4: The world as it is: a vision for a social science (and policy) turn in climate justice / David E. Storey -- 5: National climate-mitigation policy: the spatial framing of (in)justice claims / Ian Bailey -- 6: Climate change and capitalism: a degrowth agenda for climate justice / Carlos Tornel -- 7: A cosmopolitan agenda for climate justice: embracing non-state actors / Alix Dietzel and Paul G. Harris -- 8: Social justice and ecological consciousness: pathways to climate justice / James S. Mastaler -- 9: Climate justice in practice: adapting democratic institutions for environmental citizenship / Giuseppe Pellegrini-Masini, Fausto Corvino and Alberto Pirni -- 10 climate refugees: realizing justice through existing institutions / Justin Donhauser -- 11: Pre-emptive justice for future generations: reframing climate change as a 'humanitarian climate crime' / Selina Rose O'Doherty -- 12: Climate justice after the paris agreement: understanding equity through nationally determined contributions / Claire Swingle -- 13: Responsibility for climate justice: the role of great powers / Sanna Kopra -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (184 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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