Climate change is one of the central challenges facing African countries and their people. Unless concerted efforts are made worldwide very soon to reduce emissions, climate change impacts are likely to be devastating. Higher-end temperature scenarios present a dark future jeopardizing secure access to basic needs such as water, food, housing and a healthy environment, as well as adding to the stressors on natural resources.
Those who will suffer the most from the challenges posed by climate change have contributed the least to the problem in the first place: the poor and vulnerable, especially in developing countries. To make matters worse, these are the same people who have benefited the least from modernisation and industrialisation and have a relatively small carbon footprint. This is a double injustice.
While climate justice and social justice are difficult to disentangle, neither the legal systems nor the main actors framing the dominant climate change narratives seem sufficiently attentive to the double-edged justice questions posed by the impacts of climate change on poor communities.
This book fills some of the gaps in climate change scholarship by focusing on the climate narratives emerging in and around South Africa – how they relate to broader issues of social justice and resource allocation, and the role of rights talk and legal strategies in the framing of the problems and solutions. In doing so, the book contributes to developing rights- and justice-based strategies for translating knowledge into action.
In this volume:
Dugard, Jackie, Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Siri Gloppen
- Red-Green Lawfare: Climate Justice Discourse in Courtrooms
Gloppen, Siri, Catalina Vallejo
Where are the women? Towards gender equality in the ranger workforce
Seager, Joni, Bowser, Gillian and Dutta, Anwesha
Park Stewardship Forum
Gender, regulation, and corporate social responsibility in the extractive sector: The case of Equinor’s social investments in Tanzania
Siri Lange,Victoria Wyndham
Women's Studies: International Forum
Indigenous Irrigation System Linking People, Place and the Planet: The Practice of Jamfwi on the India-Bhutan Borderlands
Anwesha Dutta, Shailendra Yashwant
Trans-Himalayan Environmental Humanities: Animist Earth and Symbiotic Indigeneity
Legal Mobilization to Protect Women against Rape in Islamist Sudan
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar
Cahiers d'études africaines
COVID‐19, ‘dugnad’ and social control in Bergen and beyond
Kari Telle,Antonio De Lauri
City and Society
Nhân học trên biển [Maritime Anthropology]
Nhan hoc: Nganh khoa hoc ve con nguoi [Anthropology: The Science of Human Beings]. Nha xuat Ban Dai hoc Quoc gia Ha Noi [Vietnam National University Press]
'Good Men Don't Elope'. Afghan migrants men's discourses on labour migration, marriage and masculinties
History and Anthropology
Truth and Logic for a More Peaceful World: Kristian Berg Harpviken in Conversation with Arne Strand
What does COVID-19 tell us about the Peruvian health system?
Camila Gianella, Jasmine Gideon, Maria José Romero
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