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Strategies for Sustainability
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Justice in Climate Action Planning

Editors: Petersen, Brian, Ducros, Hélène B. (Eds.)

  • Provides theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches to understanding justice in the context of climate action plans at the city level
  • Engages in how definitions of justice intersect or not with climate mitigation projects
  • Uses case studies to assess how justice is integrated in climate action planning and determine implications for policy
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About this book

This edited volume examines how climate action plans engage justice at the scale of the city. Recent events in the United States make the context particularly ripe for a discussion of justice in urban climate politics. On the one hand, the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, George Floyd’s death, and the prominence of racial discrimination in the public realm have mainstreamed the notion of justice. On the other hand, the dire consequences of increased frequency and severity of climate events on vulnerable segments of urban populations are undeniable. While some cities have been proactive about integrating justice in their climate action planning, in most places an explicit and systematic link between both spheres has been lacking. This book explores this interface as it seeks to understand how cities can respond to climate change in a just way and for just outcomes. While resilience strategies based on “development” may engage historic inequities, they may at the same time result in marginalizing certain populations through various processes, from mismatched solutions to outright exclusion and climate gentrification. By identifying how certain populations are included in or excluded from climate action planning practices, the chapters in this volume draw on case studies to outline the differential outcomes of climate action in American cities, also proposing a template for comparative work beyond the US.

The authors tackle the debate about how justice is or is not integrated in climate action plans and assess practical implications, while also making theoretical and methodological contributions. As it fills a gap in the literature at the intersection of justice and climate action, the book produces new insights for a wide-ranging audience: students, practitioners, policy-makers, planners, the non-profit sector, and scholars in geography, urban planning, urban studies, environmental studies, ecology, political science, or anthropology. Along five axes of investigation―theory, resilience, equity, community, and comparison as method―the contributors offer various pathways into the intersection between urban climate action and different understandings of justice. Collectively, they invite a reflection that can lead to practical initiatives in climate mitigation, while also advancing the theorization of social justice to account for the urban as a node where (in)justice plays out and can be addressed with significant results.

About the authors

Dr. Brian Petersen is assistant professor in Geography, Planning & Recreation at Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Hélène B. Ducros holds a JD and PhD in geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is Chair of Research and Pedagogy at the Council for European Studies at Columbia University.

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eBook $109.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 23, 2021
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-73938-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Justice in Climate Action Planning
Editors
  • Brian Petersen
  • Hélène B. Ducros
Series Title
Strategies for Sustainability
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73939-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73939-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73938-6
Series ISSN
2212-5450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 330
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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