Geographies of Climate Justice B

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: 10:00 AM / 11:40 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 empirical contributions that mobilize climate justice as the guiding theoretical framework for geographic research. Suggested (but by no means required) topics include:
- Global climate negotiations
- Social justice movements: Climate justice and public engagement
- Local-level development (rural and urban)
- Climate justice and Black life, resistance, and survival
- Climate-induced migration


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Genie Bey*, California State University Long Beach, Cultivating Social-Ecological Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Through Green Infrastructure in Long Beach, California 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Tracey Osborne*, University of Arizona, Carbon Counter-Mapping: A Public Political Ecology for Climate Justice 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Theo LeQuesne*, UC Santa Barbara, Mapping the oil assemblage: Challenging petro-hegemony on the frontlines of climate justice 20 10:40 AM
Discussant Michael Mikulewicz Centre for Climate Justice - Glasgow Caledonian University 20 11:00 AM

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