ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE: THE SLOW ROAD BUT NO RETURN, TOWARDS JUST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2018

start page

  • 83

end page

  • 100

issue

  • 24

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1575-0825

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 2172-3184

abstract

  • This paper identifies the diverse and different aspects of the political and sociological concept of Climate Justice, starting from the climate as a common and global good, and from the socio-political context of climate change as an issue that has to do with a democratic citizenship. It connects with its origin in Environmental Justice, as well as with the broader agenda of sustainable development that passes through the abandonment of fossil fuels. We then turn to the question of common but differentiated responsibility in the fight against climate change, as well as its multi-faceted and multi-scale nature. All this concludes in the connection of climate justice with a strong sustainable development that results in a new paradigm of Just Sustainability as a more integral proposal for the development of societies.

keywords

  • climate justice; environmental justice; ecological debt; paris agreement; fair sustainability; movement; waste