Centre for the Study of Regional Development,
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Invites you all to a lecture on
Integrating Justice With Climate Policy: Some Challenges and Lessons Learned
Dr. Sonja Klinsky **
Date : October 11, 2019 (Friday),
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Committee Room, CSRD, SSS III (Ist Floor)
Climate change necessarily raises a host of concerns about justice due to the varied contributions to and impacts of climate change across time, communities and countries, and the inherent juxtapositions of both climate change and climate policy with a variety of pre-existing inequalities in human wellbeing and the dynamics that have resulted in these inequalities. Research on the justice implications of climate change is essential for the accurate evaluation of policy trade-offs, protection of vulnerable populations, and informing climate policies capable of building solidarity across stakeholders. This talk briefly lays out the rationale for better including justice in climate policy analysis, considers some of the lessons that have been learned about doing this, identifies some of the challenges this presents to traditional forms of policy analysis, and lays out some potential new avenues for work in this trajectory.
**Bio : Dr. Sonja Klinsky is an Associate Professor at the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University and is a visiting scholar at the School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. She has been involved in climate justice scholarship and policy engagement since 2005. Her work focusses on the core challenges of climate justice at the domestic and international levels. Her research features substantial stakeholder and policy engagement as a core strategy for designing research of relevance to the people and institutions faced with making difficult climate policy and development decisions. As an interdisciplinary scholar, her work sits at the intersection of political theories of justice, legal and economic approaches to climate change policy, and public engagement. She has published extensively on climate justice within the international and domestic arenas, including on transitional justice, the utility of feminist scholarship to climate justice, strategies for embedding justice into climate policy design, and public engagement with climate justice. She is currently working on investigating capacity building for climate policy through a climate justice lens in both developed and developing countries.