- Climate justice
Climate Justice is generally used as a term for viewing climate change as an ethical issue and considering how its causes and effects relate to concepts of justice, particularly social justice and environmental justice. For example examining issues such as equality, human rights and historical responsibility in relation to avoiding dangerous climate change. Many see recognition of the fact that those least responsible for climate change are currently experiencing (and will continue to experience) its greatest impacts as being central to climate justice.
History of the term
- 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.
- Christian Aid
- Climate Camp
- Climate Justice Action
- Climate Justice London
- Climate Justice Now
- Climate Justice London
- Climate Justice Programme
- Climate Justice Taranaki
- Durban Group for Climate Justice
- Focus on the Global South
- Friends of the Earth International
- Indigenous Environment Network
- Mobilistaion for Climate Justice
- Pan African Climate Justice Alliance
- Rising Tide
- The Climate Justice Fund
- The Climate Justice Project
- World Development Movement
- New Internationalist magazine articles about climate justice
- 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/
- ^ Climate Institute, 'Climate Justice Movements' http://www.climate.org/climatelab/Climate_Justice_Movements
- ^ Durban group for Climate Justice http://www.durbanclimatejustice.org/who-are-we
- ^ The Global Humanitarian Forum Annual Meeting 2008 http://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/
- Bali Principles of Climate Justice
- FOE Australia Climate Justice Position Paper
- 20 thesis against Green Capitalism
- 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. http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/stern_review_supporting_technical_material_john_broome_261006.pdf. 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
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