An Introduction to Climate Justice | Training | ethy

An Introduction to Climate Justice

This workshop examines the idea of climate justice, its history and principles, and explores what needs to happen to ensure a just green transition for everyone.

An Introduction to Climate Justice
Wednesday 20th July, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

“Climate justice recognises humanity’s responsibility for the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the poorest and most vulnerable people in society by critically addressing inequality and promoting transformative approaches to address the root causes of climate change” Definition by Meikle et al. 2016.

The climate crisis will affect people and businesses alike, but some people will face greater negative impacts than others. This workshop examines the idea of climate justice, its history and principles, and explores what needs to happen to ensure a just green transition for everyone.

It is vital for brands to consider climate justice in today's culture where consumers are increasingly sensitive and vocal about this topic. The good news is that brands the power to spark and create positive change in this space.

What the session will cover:

  • The climate crisis: a brief overview.
  • Disproportionate risk and impacts.
  • How does ‘justice’ feature? Responsibility; Exposure and Vulnerability.
  • What is the aim of climate justice?
  • The climate justice movement roots and brief history.
  • Climate ethics.
  • Enacting climate justice and examples.
  • Looking ahead: International ways forward.
  • Looking ahead: Considering climate justice in your operations.

Your trainer

Rachel England

Rachel England

Climate and sustainability journalist and author

Rachel England is a journalist, author and editor who specialises in sustainability and the environment. She has written for many publications, including the Independent, the Guardian and Refinery29. Rachel is the author of the book: "Everyday Activism: How to Change the World in Five Minutes, One Hour or a Day" published by HarperCollins Publishers.

Currently Rachel is studying a second Masters Degree in Climate Justice and lecturing on the same topic across the country. Rachel has been writing resources for ethy on sustainability and climate since 2021.

Rachel has a particular interest in climate justice and the way technology is being used to mitigate the climate crisis.