Climate Change and Children: An Issue of Intergenerational Justice

  title={Climate Change and Children: An Issue of Intergenerational Justice},
  author={Ann Sanson and Susie E. L. Burke},
  journal={Peace Psychology Book Series},
  • A. Sanson, S. Burke
  • Published 20 October 2019
  • Political Science
  • Peace Psychology Book Series
This chapter considers climate change as an issue of structural violence and intergenerational justice. The 2015 Paris Agreement acknowledged climate change as “an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet”. Without urgent global action, its impacts will be catastrophic. The climate crisis, caused by the current generation, will have massive impacts on coming generations. Reasons for particular concern about children and youth include their greater… 

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