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Climate Law & Policy

From Seattle to Copenhagen, from Funafuti to Rio,
tens of thousands of people from every corner of the world
are marching in the streets.
Being swept along in the crowds,
I realised that everyone around me was
rallying around the same cause… justice.
What struck me the most though was
that not a single government knew how to respond,
nor did the people around me have a rule of law
that was capable of doing so.

                                                            (Teresa Thorp, 2008)


Climate Justice - A Voice for Our Future

The adverse impacts of climate change (heat waves, extended drought, severe flooding and desertification) represent an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet. 

Climate Justice – A Voice for Our Future - responds to human adversity by mobilizing climate justice as legal justice.  A first principles approach to constitutionalize legal justice helps to legitimize and realize a unified, transparent, comprehensible, accessible and responsive process that applies to all.

Part one examines and unifies parameters of climate justice within the legal system.  Part two develops a constitutional response to systematic system failure (injustice).  It then shows how to use the model to launch a process to develop an agreement applicable to all and with legal force under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The book will interest philanthropists and all interested in the future of humanity.  It will appeal to climate justice movements, NGO constituencies, environmental groups, human rights advocates, governments, negotiators, businesses, and other decision-makers.


Climate Justice - A Voice for the Future (Palgrave-Macmillan)