Panel 5: Climate Justice
The Paradox of Activist Capital: Stumbling Our Way Toward Climate Justice?
Bobby Wengronowitz, Boston College
This paper explores the idea and value of activist capital—a subcultural form of capital that operates in organizations and groups fighting for social change. Using climate justice organizing in Boston as a backdrop, the author demonstrates the inherent paradox of activist capital and why organizations are so intent on obtaining it (more).
The Climate Justice Movement and the Economy Since 2000
Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen, Copenhagen Business School
This paper will sift through output of prominent writers and activists that call for fundamental economic change to prevent irrevocable climate change events. It argues that the concept of climate justice, an expanding idea this century, is capable of carrying both the technical and political apparatus necessary for a broader mobilization and an ensuing displacement of global economic power relations (more).
Coping with the COPs, and the Search for Climate Justice
Emily Williams, UC Santa Barbara
Emily Williams works with the Climate Hazards Group in Geography at UCSB and is a co-founder of the Climate Justice Project. She has attended COPs 19, 20, and 21. Her focus is on climate justice, and her research interests are in the interdisciplinary study of climate science, social science, and policy (more).
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