Reading and resources on climate justice

Like many of our fellow climate activists, we're on a learning curve when it comes to climate justice. Which is why we've compiled a list of resources from people that are well versed on the topic. Take a look at some of our film, podcast and book recommendations below.

01 Sep 2021

A huge thank you to all the organisations and networks who have produced the fantastic resources listed below. Please get in touch at [email protected] if you have any more you’d recommend.

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Watch the animation from Friends of the Earth International on how the energy market drives climate injustice.

Listen to Mothers of Invention, a feminist climate justice podcast where every episode is an "education on how to cope, get empowered, and force climate justice for all."

Find out why climate justice is a migrant issue in this video from Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment (MORE), Tripod Trainings and the COP26 Coalition.

Watch David Lammy present a TedTalk on why climate justice can’t happen without racial justice.

Listen to Arundathi Roy, Naomi Klein and Asad Rehman discuss Climate Justice and a Global Green New Deal.

Watch a discussion from a session at the Global Just Recovery Gathering: Climate solutions can only succeed with justice at the heart

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A simple introduction to climate justice via this infographic by Young Friends of the Earth Europe: What is Climate Justice?

Global Justice Now have produced a downloadable illustrated booklet: The Case for Climate Justice. You can also order printed copies from the organisation.

Check out the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice, a coalition-led campaign.

Read contributions from global writers in the book Perspectives on a global green new deal, introduced by Harpreet Kaur Paul and Dalia Gebrial.

Climate Fairshares looks at who is most responsible for climate breakdown and provides a tool to "build a practical application of climate justice".

Read Harpreet Kaur Paul's report, Towards Reparative Climate Justice: From Crises to Liberation.

Familiarise yourself with the founding principles of climate justice and read the Bali Principles of Climate Justice, a set of principles adopted by environmental groups at Earth Summit in 2002.

Concern outlines 5 inequalities to climate change in their climate justice explainer.

Julia Watts Belser highlights how the climate crisis puts disabled people at disproportionate risk in her op-ed for Truthout.

Paralympian Hannah Dines shares her thoughts with The Guardian on making climate action accessible.

Tiffany Yu reflects on why climate change is a disability rights issue.

The Climate Action group network is working with councils to enact climate action plans for councils, which call for better action on climate justice. Check out this explainer for working with councils on climate justice.

Our pals at Friends of the Earth Scotland have a useful explainer on climate justice.

Friends of the Earth Scotland also wrote an insightful piece exploring why climate is an LGBTQ+ issue.

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Climate in Colour have produced videos, podcasts and a fantastic interactive course, "The Colonial History of Climate." They focus on environmental racism and the intersection of climate science and social justice. We really recommend a dig into their lovely website.

The Carbon Map has produced a useful visualisation of climate change responsibilities and vulnerabilities shown through an interactive global map.

The Climate Justice Syllabus is a comprehensive hub exploring 22 areas of Climate Justice

The Quakers have compiled this really comprehensive list of 50 resources on climate justice.

Framing Climate Justice offers a suite of information and resources borne of a 12-month project between campaigners and organisers across the climate movement.

Similarly, have a great reading list, Organising for Climate Justice.

The World at 1C shared Demand Climate Justice collection of resources for educators.

War on Want take a climate justice approach to addressing the climate crisis.

The Memory We Could Be – book and resources by Daniel Voskoboynik