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Richard Widick and John Foran

They say we are dreamers … but actually, we are the awakening. —Slavoj Zizek, at Zucotti Park with Occupy Wall Street Terms of Engagement Are global climate justice activists utopian dreamers? How about the legions of hopeful non

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Kyle Whyte

ecological systems that is particularly harmful for Indigenous peoples. Consider climate justice. The destabilization of the climate system, or human-caused (anthropogenic) climate change, produces ecological conditions that disrupt human societies, through

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From Paris to Poland

A Postmortem of the Climate Change Negotiations

Tim Cadman, Klaus Radunsky, Andrea Simonelli and Tek Maraseni

This article tracks the intergovernmental negotiations aimed at combatting human-induced greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from COP21 and the creation of the Paris Agreement in 2015 to COP24 in Katowice, Poland in 2018. These conferences are explored in detail, focusing on the Paris Rulebook negotiations around how to implement market- and nonmarket-based approaches to mitigating climate change, as set out in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and the tensions regarding the inclusion of negotiating text safeguarding human rights. A concluding section comments on the collapse of Article 6 discussions and the implications for climate justice and social quality for the Paris Agreement going forward.

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Introduction

Indigenous Resurgence, Decolonization, and Movements for Environmental Justice

Jaskiran Dhillon

intergenerational wisdom that speaks to the unpredictable path lying ahead. Littered throughout academic writing, climate justice protests, and climate science reports is a host of references to the importance of harnessing Indigenous knowledge systems in the

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Contradictions of Solidarity

Whiteness, Settler Coloniality, and the Mainstream Environmental Movement

Joe Curnow and Anjali Helferty

consumerism. Most recently, mainstream movement has taken up the discourse of climate justice ( Curnow and Gross 2016 ; Goodman 2009 ) to respond to critiques that the climate movement has ignored the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

and sustainable development” ( Khan 2015: 3 ). Of course, an LOE takes into particular account the multifaceted value to development expressed by human rights. A further area where an LOE plays a crucial role pertains to climate justice and sustainable

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Tracey Heatherington

2010: 198). This “bright green politics” gives a nod to some very important concerns about environmental and climate justice. Yet a critical reader might still crave grounded examples. In this book, Wapner (2010) tells us remarkably little about the

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Constanza Parra and Casey Walsh

scale, affecting disproportionately the poorest and least powerful of the world’s inhabitants. Richard Widick and John Foran trace the importance of utopian thought and aspiration in the climate justice movement. They explore the cultural roots of

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Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele and Jason Byrne

. Previously, we have argued for the need for an engaged, robust, and material understanding of urban climate justice in planning that recognizes: (1) that climate change is a crisis of society as well as environment, wherein the impacts are felt primarily by

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Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff and Romand Coles

(one useful discussion is found in Engler and Engler 2016 ). This will take new levels of receptivity, cooperation, and strategic creativity among myriad constituencies—Black Lives Matter, climate justice activists, Native American fossil fuel water