Equity, climate justice and fossil fuel extraction: principles for a managed phase out

  title={Equity, climate justice and fossil fuel extraction: principles for a managed phase out},
  author={Greg Muttitt and Sivan Kartha},
  journal={Climate Policy},
  pages={1024 - 1042}
ABSTRACT Equity issues have long been debated within international climate politics, focused on fairly distributing reductions in territorial emissions and fossil fuel consumption. There is a growing recognition among scholars and policymakers that curbing fossil fuel supply (as well as demand) can be a valuable part of the climate policy toolbox; this raises the question of where and how the tool should be applied. This paper explores how to equitably manage the social dimensions of a rapid… 

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    Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change
  • 2021
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