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What is climate Justice?

Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOs shines a light on the important intersection of equity and justice in the context of the current climate change debate.

This new publication from the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) explores climate justice as an emerging concept and as a key to understanding the global debate. The book demonstrates that climate justice is not only an ethical imperative, but also an economic and social one.

Co-authored by Barbara Adams and Gretchen Luchsinger, Climate Justice for a Changing Planet lays out key principles to take the climate justice agenda forward and to ensure that equity is at the core of any response to climate change.

It compiles the latest research and analysis from several international organizations and by civil society and highlights the need to address climate simultaneously with the international development agenda, achieving poverty reduction and respecting international human rights.

The publication is intended as a starting point to begin reframing the current climate change debate as part of a broader process of people claiming their rights to sustainable development and participation in decisions that affect their lives.

To access the publication online, and for more information go to: www.un-ngls.org/climatejustice

In an effort to further highlight the issue and to develop further understanding of the concept, NGLS has also launched a series of guest articles and interviews with climate justice experts and advocates. This series will continue through January of 2010. The series and more information can be found at www.un-ngls.org/climatejustice