Abstract and Keywords
“Climate justice” emerged from introducing a rights approach to climate change challenges. It calls for recognition that redressing the negative consequences cannot ignore differentiated responsibilities or disproportionate burden on countries of the South. It promotes the view that those most affected by environmental changes must be genuine partners in all efforts and that gender dimensions should be recognized. Women have played a major role in denouncing both the consequences of climate change and the dominant economic model that disregards the intrinsic value of nature and the centrality of care. This chapter analyzes the consequences of this model and how women challenge it. Starting from epistemic violence, in the understanding that women’s knowledge of nature and the construction of well-being has been ignored, the chapter illustrates how feminists have voiced their beliefs and proposals. It places this knowledge and practice within the transformative and restorative justice narratives to highlight their contribution to sustainability.
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