Climate Justice

Climate justice is a term used for framing global warming as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature. This is done by relating the effects of climate change to concepts of justice, particularly environmental justice and social justice and by examining issues such as equality, human right, and collective rights, and the historical responsibilities for climate change. A fundamental proposition of climate justice is that those who are least responsible for climate change suffer its gravest consequences.

Resources & Tools


In Solidarity with Maui: Taking Action for Wildfire Response, Recovery, and Prevention
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 08/24/2023
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H.R. 2919 - THRIVE Act
Resource - Legislation
Brought to you by Congressional Research Service
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Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by Urban Sustainability Directors Network
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An Indigenous Systems Approach to the Climate Crisis
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by SSIR
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Incorporating Principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Climate Adaptation Planning
Resource - Webinar
Brought to you by CDC
Published on 02/24/2022
The Environmental Justice Movement
Resource - Blog
Brought to you by Natural Resources Defense Council
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The Role of Business in Supporting a Thriving Natural World
Resource - Policy Brief
Brought to you by WIN Network
Published on 02/25/2021
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MIT Climate Primer
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by MIT
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Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier for Violence Against Children
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by Elsevier, Inc.
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The Next System Project: Environment and Energy
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by The Democracy Collaborative
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We Belong to the Earth and We Belong to Each Other: Connection, Climate, and Global Belonging,
Resource - Webinar
Brought to you by Othering and Belonging Institute
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Climate Change and Health Research Hub
Resource - Data Bank/repository
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Energy Efficiency with Justice
Resource - Report
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People Who’ve Contributed Least to Climate Change Are Most Affected By It
Resource
Brought to you by The Pew Charitable Trusts
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People's Climate Innovation Center Resource Library
Resource - Data Bank/repository
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Taking Action for Climate Justice: Our Top Tools, Resources, Stories, and Data
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 02/20/2024
Atlanta’s Inclusive Plan to Address Impacts of Changing Climate, Demographics
Story - Written
Brought to you by Community Commons
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With Environmental Rollbacks, Communities of Color Continue to Bear Disproportionate Pollution Burden
Story - Written
Brought to you by State Energy & Environmental Impact Center
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How Everyday People Started a Movement That's Shaping Climate Action to This Day
Story - Written
Brought to you by NPR
Published on 10/05/2023
This American Life Podcast Page
Hot In My Backyard
Story - Audio
Staff Pick!
Our Favorite Equity Data Tools
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
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Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change
Story - Written
Brought to you by Yale University
Published on 06/09/2020
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Why Investing in Libraries is a Climate Justice Issue
Story - Written
Brought to you by High Country News
Published on 09/13/2021
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Centering Young Black Leaders in the Face of a Looming Climate Crisis
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 02/22/2024
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Illinois Shows Us What the Road to Clean Energy Should Look Like
Story - Written
Brought to you by Natural Resources Defense Council

 Related Topics


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Climate Crisis

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Thriving Natural World

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Environmental Justice

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Clean Air

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Health Equity