Climate migration: the emerging need for a human-centred approach

Sennan Mattar, Enyinnaya Udy Mbakwem

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Abstract

The term "climate justice" began to gain traction in the late 1990s following a wide range of activities by social and environmental justice movements that emerged in response to the operations of the fossil fuel industry and, later, to what their members saw as the failed global climate governance model that became so transparent at COP15 in Copenhagen. The term continues to gain momentum in discussions around sustainable development, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, and has been slowly making its way into the world of international and national policy. However, the connections between these remain unestablished.

Addressing the need for a comprehensive and integrated reference compendium, The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice provides students, academics and professionals with a valuable insight into this fast-growing field. Drawing together a multidisciplinary range of authors from the Global North and South, this Handbook addresses some of the most salient topics in current climate justice research, including just transition, urban climate justice and public engagement, in addition to the field’s more traditional focus on gender, international governance and climate ethics. With an emphasis on facilitating learning based on cutting-edge specialised climate justice research and application, each chapter draws from the most recent sources, real-world best practices and tutored reflections on the strategic dimensions of climate justice and its related disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Climate Justice
EditorsTahseen Jafry
PublisherRoutledge
Pages479-493
Number of pages14
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315537689
ISBN (Print)9781138689350
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • climate migration
  • climate change
  • climate justice
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • coastal areas
  • informal settlements

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    Mattar, S., & Mbakwem, E. U. (2018). Climate migration: the emerging need for a human-centred approach. In T. Jafry (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice (1st ed., pp. 479-493). (Routledge International Handbooks). Routledge .