How can we understand and solve the challenges of climate change in ways that acknowledge the unequal responsibilities for climate change, the uneven impacts of climate change on different places and people, and the need to develop responses and solutions that reduce the risks of climate change for everyone without undermining other goals of sustainable development? In this five-week course taught by University of Arizona Regents Professor Diana Liverman, we will consider the origins of calls for climate justice from researchers, poor and vulnerable countries, women and youth, communities of color, and policy makers. We will discuss the debates within and between researchers, activists, communities and countries about who is most responsible for climate change, who is most vulnerable to it, and who should respond and how. Taught by a world-renowned expert in climate and environment, the class will make complex ideas accessible to a general public and will offer a comprehensive look at both the perils and promise of the defining issue of our time.
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