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Feminist Frontiers in Climate Justice

Gender Equality, Climate Change and Rights

9781803923789 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Cathi Albertyn, Professor of Law and SA Research Chair in Equality, Law and Social Justice, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Meghan Campbell, Reader in International Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, University of Birmingham, and Deputy-Director, Oxford Human Rights Hub, University of Oxford, UK, Helena Alviar García, Sciences Po, France, Sandra Fredman, Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and US, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, UK and Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Professor, FGV Direito, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Publication Date: February 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 378 9 Extent: c 320 pp
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Feminist Frontiers in Climate Justice provides a compelling demonstration of the deeply gendered and unequal effects of the climate emergency, alongside the urgent need for a feminist perspective to expose and address these structural political, social and economic inequalities. Taking a nuanced, multidisciplinary approach, this book explores new ways of thinking about how climate change interacts with gender inequalities and feminist concerns with rights and law, and how the human world is bound up with the non-human, natural world.

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Feminist Frontiers in Climate Justice provides a compelling demonstration of the deeply gendered and unequal effects of the climate emergency, alongside the urgent need for a feminist perspective to expose and address these structural political, social and economic inequalities. Taking a nuanced, multidisciplinary approach, this book explores new ways of thinking about how climate change interacts with gender inequalities and feminist concerns with rights and law, and how the human world is bound up with the non-human, natural world.

With contributions from leading scholars in law, feminism, human rights and politics, this book considers how equality is conceptualised experienced and used in policies, law and practice that are integral to climate justice. Chapters reveal how international and national policy and legal frameworks fall short on gender equality and climate justice. Overall, the book demonstrates that the climate crisis demands an ambitious and transformative approach to equality, including developing feminist ideas of care and social reproduction, to reconstruct law and policy towards a more just world for all.

This ground-breaking book will be essential reading for scholars across many areas of law including environmental law, human rights, public international law, law and gender, and law and development. Its discussion of the international framework alongside in-depth case
studies and assessments of women’s mobilization strategies will also be highly relevant to social scientists, officials in international organizations, policymakers, lawyers and activists.
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‘Hearty congratulations to the authors of Feminist Frontiers in Climate Justice for exposing the gender discriminatory dimensions of climate injustices. The best way to honor this book is to read it and ask how we can bring feminist perspectives to the development of mitigation and adaptation strategies necessary to achieve climate justice.’
– Rebecca Cook, University of Toronto, Canada
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Contributors include: Cathi Albertyn, Helena Alviar García, Shreya Atrey, Meghan Campbell, Lisa Chamberlain, Sandra Fredman, Beth Goldblatt, Shireen Hassim, Nkatha Kabira, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Rowena Maguire, María Carolina Olarte Olarte, Danielle Rached, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Denise Vitale, Kate Wilkinson Cross

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