Whilst conversations around climate change and its impact are part of our everyday lives, potentially less familiar are the conversations around climate justice and the connection of the climate crisis to social, racial and environmental issues. By safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable, climate justice seeks a human-centred approach to achieving equitable and fair solutions to the climate crisis.  

Here at Griffith, Climate Justice project lead Professor Sue Harris Rimmer oversees a team of researchers who are improving climate diplomacy and helping empower impacted communities to make informed decisions and collaborate on climate solutions. 

Open access and climate justice 

Open for Climate Justice is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, 24 – 30 October. The week provides ‘an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open [research] enables climate justice’. 

Supporting the theme, Griffith Research Online provides access to Griffith’s open research on this and many more subjects. Learn more about climate justice through these selected articles: 

Cultivating climate justice: Green infrastructure and suburban disadvantage in Australia 

Modernising climate policy in Australia: climate narratives and the undoing of a Prime Minister  

Climate Adaptation Policy and Evidence: Understanding the Tensions between Politics, Experts and Evidence in Environmental Policy Making  

Indigenous (im)mobilities in the Anthropocene  

Whither justice? An analysis of local climate change responses from South East Queensland, Australia  

Climate Justice and Cultural Sustainability: The Case of Etetung (Vanuatu Women’s Water Music)  

Global climate change justice: From Rawls’ law of peoples to Honneth’s conditions of freedom  

Planning the Climate-just City  

Could urban greening mitigate suburban thermal inequity?: the role of residents’ dispositions and household practices  

Transformative mobilities in the Pacific: Promoting adaptation and development in a changing climate   

Discover more research through Griffith Research Online