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Climate Justice

2015, DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE - número/volum 46(2) - Pàgines 381-386 - DOI 10.1111/dech.12150

Autors de l'ICTA:
Joan Martínez Alier

Tots els autors:
Joan Martínez-Alier

-Review Essay-

HenryShue, Climate Justice: Vulnerability and Protection. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xii +353 pp.

NaomiKlein, This Changes Everything. Capitalism vs. the Climate. London: Allen Lane, 2014. x + 566 pp.

Henry Shue's Climate Justice: Vulnerability and Protection is an excellent collection of essays written over twenty years, changing in focus as the Conferences of the Parts (COP) to the 1992 UN Convention on Climate Change have taken place, the reports from the International Panel for Climate Change have been published, new issues have appeared (such as acidification of the oceans), and the author's impatience with inaction at the United Nations and particularly in Washington DC has grown. Geoengineering techniques against climate change (with their own set of moral and political issues) (Hamilton, 2013) are mentioned, yet not analysed.

Shue is a well-known moral philosopher and expert on international relations, a US citizen and a fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He has also written on war and on torture. His work is a main inspiration of the Climate Justice initiative of the Mary Robinson Foundation and World Resources Institute — which should not be confused with the more radical climate justice movements of civil society that make themselves heard at the COPs, asking for repayment of the ‘climate debt’, and the main protagonists of Naomi Klein's book.


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