New symposium issue on climate justice

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, as part of its occasional paper series, has just published a series of essays on climate justice issues, Contours of Climate Justice: Ideas for Shaping New Climate & Energy Policies. Many of these essays would be excellent student readings, presenting voices from the feminist community and the South that are often not heard by our students, and likely to generate some really good discussion on equity and justice issues associated with international climate regimes. The table of contents for the issue is listed below.

Preface ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9
Ulrich Brand, Nicola Bullard, Edgardo Lander and Tadzio Mueller
Radical climate change politics in Copenhagen and beyond: From criticism to action? ……..9
part 1: How did we get here in the fi rst place? ……………………………………………………… 17
Ewa Charkiewicz
A feminist critique of the climate change discourse. From biopolitics to necropolitics? …….. 18
Achim Brunnengräber
Kyoto´s ‘fl exible mechanisms’ and the right to pollute the air ……………………………… 26
Eduardo Gudynas
Climate change and capitalism’s ecological fi x in Latin America …………………………. 36
Walden Bello
The deadly triad: Climate change, free trade and capitalism ……………………………….. 42
part 2 : Wrong turns, dead-ends and cross-roads …………………………………………………… 45
Simone Lovera
REDD realities ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 46
Tadzio Mueller and Alexis Passadakis
Green capitalism and the climate: It’s economic growth, stupid! ………………………….. 54
Anne Laure Constantin
Fixing the world’s climate ‘foodprint’ ……………………………………………………………… 62
Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin
The right to the city – energy and climate change …………………………………………….. 70
part 3 : Mapping (and walking) the terrain of climate justice …………………………………… 79
Gopal Dayaneni
Climate justice in the US ………………………………………………………………………………. 80
Wolfgang Sachs
Climate change and human rights ………………………………………………………………….. 85
Kolya Abramsky
Energy, crisis and world-wide production relations …………………………………………… 92
Enrique Leff
Degrowth, or deconstruction of the economy: Towards a sustainable world ………………101
Alberto Acosta
The rights of nature, new forms of citizenship and the Good Life
– Echoes of the Constitución de Montecristi in Ecuador ………………………………….. 108


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