Climate Justice

the social dimension of climate change

Climate Justice

the social dimension of climate change

Climate change is anthropogenic: It is caused by human beings and causes harm to other human beings. Thus, global warming is primarily a social issue - and a question of justice.

Injustice with respect to the causes and consequences of climate change exists on several levels: between the global north and the global south, between the rich and the poor, between generations and between genders. Just climate policy therefore means to address the social aspects of greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation as well as the social problems they cause or aggravate worldwide.

Based on her experience as an observer at the United Nation's climate conference (UNFCCC) in Paris last year, Lara Eckstein will explain the concept of climate justice and its importance on the international level, within societies, and for each and every one of us.