Climate Justice

The Institute for Political Ecology looks at climate change, the most important environmental problem, through a social lens. Like other forms of environmental change, climate change increases social inequalities, both globally and at country level, which further affects power relations in society. From the viewpoint of climate justice, special attention needs to be paid to the fact that the poor and marginalized, who have made the smallest contribution to the creation of this problem, will bear the brunt of it, and without the necessary resources to cope with it. IPE also initiates or engages in research that covers the political dimension of mitigating climate change or adapting to climate change.