Global environmental and climate justice movements

Authored by: David N. Pellow

The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of the Environment

Print publication date:  October  2021
Online publication date:  October  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367410704
eBook ISBN: 9780367814533
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This chapter presents an overview of some of the most important ideas and developments in the literature on environmental justice studies, including a consideration of food justice, racial capitalism, and settler colonialism. The paper extends this work through an engagement with the critical environmental justice model – a framework that facilitates the advancement of the field along four key themes. I then apply the CEJ framework to the case of global climate change and the evolution of the climate justice movement to explore important characteristics of both that have been underappreciated in the literature. Finally, I propose a framing of climate justice struggles through the lens of genocide to illustrate the urgency of this challenge as well as a generative way of rethinking its implications and stakes.

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