Call for Book Chapters: Energy Justice: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

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Type: 
Call for Publications
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Public Policy, Political Science, Law and Legal History

Sustainability has become an influential discourse worldwide. Energy justice is a relatively new concept; it has recently emerged as social science agenda, and it seeks to apply justice principles to energy policies, energy consumption, energy production and systems, energy activism, and energy security (Jenkins, Mccauley, Heffron, Stephan & Rehner, 2016). Energy justice evaluates situations when injustices emerge; it begins with questioning the ways in which benefits and ills are distributed. (Ibid.) Energy justice involves the right of all to access energy services, regardless of whether they are citizens of developed or developing economies (Dworkin & Benjamin K. Sovacool, 2014). This book will bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss such topics as climate justice, environmental justice, global energy justice, ecological justice, sustainable justice, procedural justice, sustainability, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Climate change is not just an environmental issue; it is an urgent problem and ethical issue. This global phenomenon requires international cooperation and common efforts by people of many economies. Countries around the world participate in climate change meaningful dialogue (the UN Earth Summit, the Rio+20 Summit, the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Agreement, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Bali Principles of Climate Justice, etc.). Climate change is evident in many forms, such as, for example, the most obvious—recent weather fluctuations that happen around the world. Floods, droughts, and hurricanes are those visible signs of climate change. Human-caused climate change is projected to greatly impact marine, freshwater, and terrestrial life. Human-induced climate change is an example of “market failure,” and climate change is expected to have a serious impact on the enjoyment of human rights worldwide. By April 13, please submit your CV and an abstract (approximately 300 words) to Dr. Dmitry Kurochkin dkurochkin@fas.harvard.edu and/or Dr. Elena Shabliy eshabliy@tulane.edu.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Dmitry Kurochkin dkurochkin@fas.harvard.edu, Harvard University

Dr. Elena Shabliy eshabliy@tulane.edu, Boston University