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Keynote at the degrowth summer school 2015: degrowth in action – Climate Justice

Lyda Fernanda Forero: What is climate justice?

From the programme: Climate change affects those regions and people most that have least contributed to it. This keynote lecture analyses the causes and consequences of climate change in the different parts of the world and discusses the historical responsibility of industrialised countries, but also the necessity of containing emissions in emerging economies.
How does a just burden sharing look, considering past, current and future emissions (climate debts)? What does climate justice mean in this context? What answers can degrowth give and what is given to degrowth from the perspective of the Global South?