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Climate justice

Climate Justice is a phrase that has become widely used in relation to social, economic and enviromental issues.

This is an explanation of climate justice from the London School of Economics (LSE).

With an emphasis on young peoples' views of climate justice, Unicef published this review of a rountable discussion on the subject.

On this page I'm going to look at some of the issues associated with climate justice, and at how it is a cornerstone of movements such as Degrowth.


One of the cornerstones of Degrowth is the need to right the injustices of the climate crisis. Supporters of Degrowth recognise that some of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and least able to fund a response did the least to contribute to its effects.

It also focuses on reducing the material and energy consumption of wealthy economies in the "Global North" whilst allowing countries in the "Global South" to maintain control of their own resources and set their own path.

Another important aspect of Degowth is that parts of the economy which are harmful or excessive should shrink whilst resources should be (re)directed to beneficial elements such as health care and education.

This article from EcoWatch describes many aspects of Degrowth in more detail, including climate justice.