Edited by Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan
Chapter 2: Justice, development and sustainability in the Anthropocene
Turbo-capitalism threatens to breach several ecological barriers through greenhouse gas emissions, environmental degradation and the exploitation of natural resources. This will intensify food and water insecurity and intensify the vicious cycle of unsustainable development and impoverishment. In this context, this chapter examines the links between justice, impoverishment, neoliberalism and biopolitics through a critique of flawed concepts such as sustainable development and green economy. It examines the scale and dimensions of a series of interconnected crises arising from climate change and environmental degradation. It argues that it is not possible to achieve climate or environmental justice without global justice, distributive justice or gender justice, alternative forms of development and an understanding that justice for human beings is impossible without justice for nature.
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