Towards ‘climate justice’? A critical reflection on legal subjectivity and climate injustice: warning signals, patterned hierarchies, directions for future law and policy (A. Grear)

Author Anna Grear Keywords Climate justice, climate injustice, co-option, critique, legal subjectivity, corporate juridical privilege, legal complicity, human rights, critical reflexivity Abstract The recent high-level emergence of ‘climate justice’ in the normative and policy discourse addressing the social and legal aspects of climate change is welcome. However, certain dangers of co-option face the concept as […]

Choosing a Future: Social and Legal Aspects of Climate Change (A. Grear and C. Gearty)

Authors Anna Grear and Conor Gearty Keywords Choosing a future, human rights, environment, rights of future generations, climate justice, climate injustice, policy makers, law and society Abstract Climate change is far more than a problem of measures of carbon dioxide, methane and the production of pollutants. It signals an urgent crisis of human hierarchy and […]

Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice (D.N. Pellow)

Author DN Pellow Keywords Toxic waste, hazardous material, health, ecosystem damage, environmental justice Abstract Every year, nations and corporations in the “global North” produce millions of tons of toxic waste. Too often this hazardous material—linked to high rates of illness and death and widespread ecosystem damage—is exported to poor communities of color around the world. […]

Are the affluent prepared to pay for the planet? (R. Meyer and U. Liebe)

Author(s) Reto Meyer and Ulf Liebe Keywords Willingness to pay, environmental goods, affluence hypothesis, subjective discount rate, environmental justice Abstract A large number of ‘environmental justice’ studies show that wealthier people are less affected by environmental burdens and also consume more resources than poorer people. Given this double inequity, we ask, to what extent are […]

Race, Class, and Katrina: Human Rights and (Un)Natural Disaster (H. Lewis)

Author Hope Lewis Keywords International human rights, Hurricane Katrina, aftermath, international humanitarian disaster, human rights crisis, densely populated, government inaction, racial injustice Abstract This essay reflects on the international human rights implications of Hurricane Katrina; it is published as Chapter 11 of the collection Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, […]