The New Climate Activism: NGO Authority and Participation in Climate Change Governance

By Jen Iris Allan

© 2020

At the 2019 UN climate change conference, activists and delegates for groups representing Indigenous, youth, women, and labour rights were among those marching through the halls chanting "Climate Justice, People Power." In The New Climate Activism, Jen Iris Allan looks at why and how these social activists came to participate in climate change governance while others, such as those working on human rights and health, remain on the outside of climate activism.

Through case studies of women’s rights, labour, alter-globalization, health, and human rights activism, Allan shows that some activists sought and successfully gained recognition as part of climate change governance, while others remained marginalized. While concepts key to some social activists, including gender mainstreaming, just transition, and climate justice are common terms, human rights and health remain "fringe issues" in climate change governance. The New Climate Activism explores why and how these activists brought their issues to climate change, and why some succeeded while others did not.

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Climate change was once understood as solely an environmental issue. A growing class of activists now claim climate change to be a gender, equity, labour, Indigenous rights, faith, and health issue.

The New Climate Activism: NGO Authority and Participation in Climate Change Governance

By Jen Iris Allan

© 2020

At the 2019 UN climate change conference, activists and delegates for groups representing Indigenous, youth, women, and labour rights were among those marching through the halls chanting "Climate Justice, People Power." In The New Climate Activism, Jen Iris Allan looks at why and how these social activists came to participate in climate change governance while others, such as those working on human rights and health, remain on the outside of climate activism.

Through case studies of women’s rights, labour, alter-globalization, health, and human rights activism, Allan shows that some activists sought and successfully gained recognition as part of climate change governance, while others remained marginalized. While concepts key to some social activists, including gender mainstreaming, just transition, and climate justice are common terms, human rights and health remain "fringe issues" in climate change governance. The New Climate Activism explores why and how these activists brought their issues to climate change, and why some succeeded while others did not.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Jen Iris Allan is a lecturer in the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University.
  • Table of contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Forum Multiplying to New Regimes
    3. Understanding and Governing Climate Change
    4. The Reformers: Labour Unions and Gender NGOs
    5. The Radicals: Climate Justice Now!
    6. The Uninterested and Impeded: Health & Human Rights
    7. The New Climate Activists’ Future

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