Climate, Economy, Justice

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Directors Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Virginia Parks, Mijin Cha
Chairs: Mijin Cha


Our current climate crisis signals a massive shift in the organization of the global economy as economic, political, and social actors grapple with the increasing costs and precarity associated with a carbon-based economy. These changes will usher in a new period of massive economic restructuring and a redistribution of resources—transitions that may exacerbate inequalities or, alternatively, may yield more equitable outcomes. Papers in this session grapple with the broad themes of climate, economy, and justice from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and in different geographic contexts.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Mijin Cha*, Occidental College, A Just Transition: The role of the labor movement in the climate crisis 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Virginia Parks*, University of California at Irvine, Mijin Cha, Occidental College, The De-Carbonization of America: Regional Shifts and Rising Inequality in the Green Economy 20 1:00 PM
Discussant Virginia Parks University of California at Irvine 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Carlo Sica*, Syracuse University, Fanning the flame: challenges to mitigating climate change for a capitalist state 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Anjali Sharma*, University of Maryland, College Park, Labor Impacts of Clean Energy Transitions in India 20 2:00 PM

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