Rights and Legal Institutions
Keywords: Climate change, discourse, global challenge, the poor, poverty
Geographic keywords: South Africa
Start date: Jan 2010 (Current)
Climate change as a scientific issue is now a widely accepted global challenge. Narratives of climate change are becoming central to development discourse, and increasingly frame understandings of other global challenges, such as poverty and health.
In this project we ask how the new climate change narratives affect approaches and responses to the poor and their rights, particularly as regards their social rights related to resources profoundly affected by climate change impacts such as water and food. We focus our analysis on the international development discourse as well as a concrete country, South Africa, in partnership with scholars who are currently involved in building new knowledge on the issues.
Project proposal: Climate Change Discourse
With this project, we aim to:
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Project members outside CMI:
Kjersti Fløttum, Prof., Dept of foreign languages, University of Bergen
Jackie Dugard, Ex. Dir., Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI)
Patrick Bond, Dir., Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Last update: November 2012