Searching for a Mobilizing Narrative on Climate Change

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Abstract

Global environmental change is real and everywhere, and so is inequality. Such a warmer, stormier, and divided world will create highly differentiated socioecological impacts and responses to climate change with stronger effects on people, places, and livelihoods that contributed the least. This necessitates mitigation, adaptation, and a solid understanding of their interactions with persistent problems such as poverty because uneven distribution of impacts and responses may reinforce existing inequality and vulnerability. Within a frame of political ecology, sociology, and sustainability science and informed by three transnational discoursessustainability, development, and globalizationthis article suggests a mobilizing narrative to think and act. In this format, the narrative must include direction (toward sustainability), distribution (global inclusiveness), and diversity (multiple approaches, methods, and solutions). It must also support arenas for multiscalar dialogs and practices while aiming to replace deep divisiveness and distorted understandings that prevent the emergence of just and synergetic responses to climate change.

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Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)15-40
TidskriftThe Journal of Environment & Development
Volym23
Utgivningsnummer1
StatusPublished - 2014
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa