Geographies of Climate Justice A

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Political Geography Specialty Group, Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Southdown, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Michael Mikulewicz
Chairs: Michael Mikulewicz


Climate justice is a highly interdisciplinary field, the emergence of which can be traced back to the late 1990s. While initially mobilized almost exclusively by social movements due to its shared pedigree with environmental justice, over the last twenty years, the field of climate justice has grown considerably and has captured the attention of academia. Today, the term ‘climate justice’ is articulated in different ways by a range of different actors (Chatterton et al. 2013, Schlosberg and Collins 2014, Meikle et al. 2016). There exist multiple approaches to climate justice, including those based on human rights, historical responsibility, social justice and empowerment, which are applied across different spatial (local, national, global) and temporal (inter- vs. intragenerational) scales by academics, activists, and policymakers alike. While traditionally of interest to political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and environmental scientists, climate justice has also attracted a considerable amount of attention from geographers (Adger et al. 2006, Okereke 2008, Bond 2010, Burnham et al. 2013, Chatterton et al. 2013, Chaturvedi and Doyle 2015, Fisher 2015). This series of sessions on climate justice will build on this body of work, and is organized by the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University, which focuses on the delivery of policy-relevant research for development, teaching, and learning in the area of climate justice.
In this session, we welcome any theoretical contributions on climate justice across different scales. Suggested (but by no means required) topics include:
- Climate justice: where are we now and where are we headed?
- Climate justice or injustice? The theoretical and practical implications of both
- The utility of climate justice in pursuing SDGs and development
- Rural climate justice and urban climate justice: similarities and differences
- Critical approaches to climate justice


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Tim Lau*, CUNY—Hunter College, Framing Intergenerational and International Climate Justice 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Jean Carmalt*, CUNY - Graduate Center, Human rights and climate justice 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Sonja Klinsky*, Arizona State University, Scoping of transitional justice for global climate governance 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Avi Brisman*, Eastern Kentucky University, Nigel South, University of Essex, Reece Walters, Queensland University of Technology, Southernizing green criminology: Human dislocation, environmental injustice and climate apartheid 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Michael Mikulewicz Centre for Climate Justice - Glasgow Caledonian University 20 9:20 AM

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