Climate Justice in the Anthropocene


  • Sam Adelman Warwick University
  • Louis Kotzé North-West University/ University of Lincoln



Anthropocene, climate justice, business as usual, law as usual, human rights, vulnerability, indivisibility of justice


The need to address climate and environmental change becomes ever more urgent as climate harms and ecological destruction intensify and become more frequent. The articles in this issue emerged from a workshop in 2019, and they explore the multi-faceted nature of climate justice against the backdrop of the Anthropocene trope. The articles address specific issues such as corporate responsibility, the plight of farmers in India, climate displacement, and gender justice. In doing so, they reveal common themes such as the limitations and failings of business as usual and law as usual, the centrality of human rights and vulnerability theory in the pursuit of climate justice, the indivisibility of justice, and alternatives ways of achieving it.


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How to Cite

Adelman, S. and Kotzé, L. (2024) “Introduction: Climate Justice in the Anthropocene”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 11(1), pp. 30–43. doi: 10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1168.