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Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: a criminological perspective


Kramer, RC and White, R, Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: a criminological perspective, The Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development, Emerald Publishing Limited, J Blaustein, K Fitz-Gibbon, NW Pino and R White (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 551-574. ISBN 978-1-78769-356-2 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1108/978-1-78769-355-520201029


This chapter examines SDG 13 which deals with efforts to combat climate change. The chapter begins by outlining the targets related to this goal, the trend towards increased heating of the planet and failures to curtail carbon emissions. This is framed using criminological concepts such as state-corporate crime and carbon criminality. The major concern of the rest of the chapter is to outline a climate action plan. As part of this, it discusses a range of initiatives currently underway intended to pressure governments to take more concerted action around climate change. These include activist interventions and climate litigation. The chapter concludes by exploring the possibilities and obligations of global community action to address the most important issue of our era.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:climate change, global heating, climate change action plan, carbon criminals, state-corporate crime, green criminology
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:143531
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-03-23
Last Modified:2021-04-08

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