SGD Colloquium-Dr. Sonja Klinsky

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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:30

Studying Climate Justice: Some Lessons, Challenges, and Ideas for Research

Dr. Sonja Klinsky
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University

Abstract:
Due to inequalities in contributions to greenhouse gases, uneven climate impacts, and deeply unequal capacities to address either of these issues in a context of global and domestic inequalities, it is hard to overstate the extent to which issues of justice permeate climate policy decisions. In this talk I first articulate why climate justice is an important issue for scholars to focus on.  I then provide a brief overview of insights I have learned about this issue through four pathways: exploring the social-psychology of climate justice dilemmas; interrogating the strategies of including (or excluding) justice within climate policy-analysis technologies; contributing to efforts to navigate justice tensions within international climate negotiations; and engaging in substantial public outreach.  In conclusion I discuss some of professional considerations raised by focusing on climate justice, and outline some ideas for climate justice research moving forward.

Friday, September 15th at 3:30pm
Refreshments starting at 3:00pm
ENR2 Building, Room S107

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