The political challenge of achieving transformations to 1.5ºC – the role of social justice

A Transformations to Sustainability knowledge brief

Limiting global warming and preventing irreversible climate change will depend on transforming our societies, and there is an urgent need to make social transformation more politically feasible.

This knowledge brief, published by the Transformations to Sustainability programme, assesses the role of social justice as an organizing principle to enhance the political feasibility of a dramatic decarbonization trajectory. It is based on the article by Patterson et. al. Political feasibility of 1.5ºC societal transformation: the role of social justice, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 31, pp. 1–9.

It is part of a series of knowledge briefs which synthesize findings from recent research papers on transformations into an accessible format, with the aim of opening up the latest transformations research to a wider audience.

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