Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Climate Justice


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

 Climate Justice Action
Climate Justice Action

Equity and justice in responding to climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Whose Prize?
Sunita Narain argues that the Cancún outcome favours only the rich. Published January 2011

Remembering Minorities in Climate Action
James S Pender argues that minorities warrant greater consideration in local, national and international responses to the climate threat. Published January 2011

Greenhouse Development Rights
Sivan Kartha describes an innovative scheme for allocating emissions targets that preserves development priorities. Published June 2009

Interview with Heleen de Coninck
In a Newswatch interview, Heleen de Coninck discusses the allocation of national targets based on individual emissions. Published May 2009

Contraction and Convergence
Aubrey Meyer and Raphaël Hanmbock argue for a flexible and equitable response to climate change after the Kyoto Protocol. Published July 2006

Priorities for the Poor
Nasimul Haque explains the needs and concerns of poor and vulnerable people who are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. Published July 2006

Priorities for an Equitable Future
Andrew Simms describes the actions which need prioritizing in the global climate change arena if progress is to be just and equitable. Published April 2005

The Clean Development Mechanism and Sustainable Development
Ben Pearson argues that the Clean Development Mechanism is failing in its mandate to promote sustainable development. Published March 2005

Justice and Equity in Adaptation
Neil Adger, M. J. Mace, Jouni Paavola and Jona Razzaque report on a strategic assessment of the equity and justice implications of adaptation. Published September 2004

The World's Fragile Islands
Agnès Sinaï argues that, from the low-lying point of view of Pacific islanders or circumpolar-dwelling Inuit, the Kyoto Protocol seems an exploitative deal. Published July 2004

The Point Seven Percent Solution
Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich propose a way forward in broadening emissions control commitments. Published June 2004

Equity, Vulnerability and Social Justice
Roger Kasperson and Jeanne Kasperson summarize the conclusions of a recent survey of the major vulnerability issues related to climate change. They discuss the main equity and social justice issues that they perceive to be primary criteria and which must inform the climate change regime. Published December 2001

North-South Dialogue
Peter Zhou discusses equity and sustainable development perceptions from a Southern Africa aspect. Published September 2001

Differentiation of Commitments
Heleen Groenenberg summarizes a discussion session held during COP-6 on the differentiation of climate commitments and underlying principles. Published June 2001

Population, Consumption and Equity
Robert Engelman demonstrates the importance of linking the issues of population and greenhouse gas reductions if global equity is to prevail. Published December 1998

Aiming for Equity
Daniel Kammen and Ann Kinzig discuss strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions substantially, with equity to the fore. Published September 1998

On the Web

Climate Capacity
Climate Capacity works towards strengthening the voices from the people most vulnerable to climate change in international climate negotiations and in domestic climate policies.

Climate Justice Action
Climate Justice Action is a global network of people and groups committed to take the urgent actions needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Climate Justice Programme
The Climate Justice Programme is a collaboration of lawyers and campaigners around the world encouraging, supporting, and tracking enforcement of the law to combat climate change.

Climate Science Watch
Climate Science Watch is a non-profit public interest education and advocacy project dedicated to holding public officials accountable for using climate research effectively and with integrity in dealing with the challenge of global climate disruption.

European Network on Debt and Development
The European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD) is a network of non-governmental organizations in 15 European countries. The network aims to coordinate the activities of groups working on the issues of debt, structural adjustment, financial flows and markets in developing countries to ensure that their views be brought to bear on decision makers in Europe.

Global Commons Institute
The Global Commons Institute advocates a policy of contraction and convergence, limiting growth in overall emissions and setting a worldwide per capita emissions allowance.

Many Strong Voices
Many Strong Voices brings the Arctic and Small Island Developing States together to take collaborative and strategic actions on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Programme participants include international organizations, government agencies, non-government organizations, Indigenous Peoples' organizations, research institutes, communities and individuals.

Mother Earth
Mother Earth seeks to coordinate the various initiatives that are being developed to achieve a life in harmony with nature from a scientific, cultural, political, legal and civil society perspective.

Rights and Resources Initiative
The mission of the Rights and Resources Initiative is to support local communitiesí and indigenous peoplesí struggles against poverty and marginalization by promoting greater global commitment and action towards policy, market and legal reforms that secure their rights to own, control and benefit from natural resources, especially land and forests.

Special Issue on Climate Justice
The Special Issue on Climate Justice, from the journal Environmental Justice, presents a series of articles on the implications for social equity and justice of the impact of climate change and of responses to the climate threat. Published January 2010

The Role of Civil Society in Climate Change Mitigation Projects
CDM Watch organized a workshop for citizens, activists, social movements, networks and NGOs on "The Role of Civil Society in Climate Change Mitigation Projects" in October 2010 in Brasilia, Brazil. Presentations and supporting material from the workshop are available.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization dedicated to building community power to fight environmental racism and improve environmental health, protection and policy in communities of colour.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015