Definitions of climate justice
- Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
- Demanding Climate Justice section of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse (published by Rising Tide North America)
- Global Justice Ecology Project
- Indigenous Environmental Network
- Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground
- Demand Real and Effective Solutions
- Industrialized – Developed Countries Take Responsibility
- Living in a Good Way on Mother Earth
History of the term's use
- In 2000, the first Climate Justice Summit took place in the Hague, the Netherlands parallel to the Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP 6) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Summit's mission stated: “We affirm that climate change is a rights issue. It affects our livelihoods, our health, our children and our natural resources. We will build alliances across states and borders to oppose climate change inducing patterns and advocate for and practice sustainable development”
- The Durban Group for Climate Justice was formed in 2004 when representatives from organizations and peoples’ movements from around the globe came together in Durban, South Africa to discuss realistic avenues for addressing climate change. The group emerged from the meeting with a call for a global grassroots movement against climate change.
- Climate Justice Now!, a global coalition of networks and organizations campaigning for climate justice, was founded at the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia
- In 2008 the Global Humanitarian Forum focused on climate justice at its inaugural Annual Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
- The Climate Justice Action Network formed during the 2009 COP 15 mobilisation, and organised civil disobedience and direct action during the summit. The phrase 'system change not climate change' was used by many climate justice activists to call for changes to the economic and political systems causing climate change.
- In April 2010 the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth took place in Tiquipaya, Bolivia, just outside the city of Cochabamba. The event was a global gathering of civil society and governments hosted by the government of Bolivia. Issues related to climate justice were discussed in the conference, with the resulting People's Agreement calling for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth and an International Climate and Environmental Justice Tribunal.
Environmental justice and climate change vulnerability
Hurricane Katrina case study
Groups and organisations
- Social justice
- Climate debt
- Global Justice Movement
- Deliberative democracy
- Earth Summit of 1992
- Ecojustice Canada
- Greenhouse Development Rights
- Green banking
- United Nations Conference on the Human Environment of 1972
- See Kofi A. Annan quote, 1 October 2009 – http://blogit.realwire.com/?ReleaseID=13791
- globalissues.org, climate justice and equity http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity
- For example, see Climate Justice Programme http://www.climatelaw.org/
- Organizing Cools The Planet http://organizingcoolstheplanet.wordpress.com/
- Climate Institute, 'Climate Justice Movements'http://www.climate.org/climatelab/Climate_Justice_Movements
- Hoodwinked in the Hothouse http://www.actforclimatejustice.org/tools-resources/other-sources/rising-tide-publications/false-solutions-guide/
- Global Justice Ecology Project, 'What is Climate Justice?'http://globaljusticeecology.org/climate_justice.php
- For full descriptions of these four principles, seehttp://www.ienearth.org/docs/IEN_4_Principles_of_Climate_Justice.pdf
- Durban group for Climate Justice http://www.durbanclimatejustice.org/who-are-we
- The Global Humanitarian Forum Annual Meeting 2008http://gkpcms.com/gkp/index.cfm/elementid/5276/The-Global-Humanitarian-Forum-to-Address-Climate-Justice
- Climate Justice Now statement http://climatevoices.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/call-for-%E2%80%9Csystem-change-not-climate-change%E2%80%9D-unites-global-movement/
- Klimaforum declaration http://09.klimaforum.org/
- Indymedia article http://www.indymedia.org/pt/2009/12/932387.shtml
- World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, People's Agreement http://pwccc.wordpress.com/support/
- Mohai, Paul; Pellow, David; Roberts, J. Timmons (2009). "Environmental Justice".Annual Review of Environment and Resources 34 (1): 405–430. doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-082508-094348.
- Christian-Smith, Juliet; al.], Peter H. Gleick ; with Heather Cooley ... [et (2012).A twenty-first century US water policy (Online-Ausg. ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.ISBN 9780199859443.
- Stocker et al. IPCC, 2013: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- Adger, W. Neil., and P. M. Kelly. "Chapter 1." Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change and Facilitating Adaptation. Norwich: Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, 1999. N. pag. Print.
- Giroux, Henry A. (2006). "Reading Hurricane Katrina: Race, Class, and the Biopolitics of Disposability". College Literature 33 (3): 171–196. doi:10.1353/lit.2006.0037.
- Elliott, James R.; Pais, Jeremy (2006). "Race, class, and Hurricane Katrina: Social differences in human responses to disaster". Social Science Research 35 (2): 295–321.doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2006.02.003.
- Masozera, Michel (2007). "Distribution of impacts of natural disasters across income groups: A case study of New Orleans". Ecological Economics 63 (2-3): 299–306.doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.06.013.
- Kurtz, Hilda E. (2007). "Environmental Justice, Citizen Participation and Hurricane Katrina".Southeastern Geographer 47 (1): 111–113. doi:10.1353/sgo.2007.0007.
- Bali Principles of Climate Justice
- FOE Australia Climate Justice Position Paper
- Institute for International Integration Studies
- Climate Justice and the Capabilities Approach: The Flourishing of Human and Non-Human Communities on Princeton University's website
- Space for Movement? Reflections from Bolivia on climate justice, social movements and the state
- Broome, J. (2006). "Valuing policies in response to climate change: some ethical issues". HM Treasury. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- Vandana Shiva - 2005, Earth Democracy; Justice, Sustainability, and Peace, South End Press, ISBN 0-89608-745-X ; See the online "preview" version of this book at this link
- Climate Justice in the global age: a social movement perspective, (ISA-Sage, 2015). A short analytic overview of local and global actors for Climate Justice and connected debates by Geoffrey Pleyers.