Climate Justice: Why does it matter?

Climate Justice: What is it and why does it matter?

This 2022 research briefing from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) is written by Rachel Bolstad and Sinead Overbye.

The briefing introduces the concept of climate justice, exploring interconnections with indigenous worldviews, rights-based frameworks, and ecofeminism. NZCER invites educators, learners, and communities to explore these ideas and what they mean for your climate actions.

A climate and environmental justice approach says that the needs, rights, voices, and aspirations of the most affected people and groups must be centred in how societies respond to, and take action on, climate change and sustainability.

You can download the document using the link provided above and we encourage you to share this and explore the discussion questions and related resources with your colleagues.

This briefing is part of a series of updates from NZCER's Climate Change education research project. Other topics include:

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