DOI: https://doi.org/10.7203/metode.12.18958

Citizenship and social transformation: New discourses and action against climate change


Abstract


Climate change has been at the centre of the environmental debate for three decades. Despite international agreements, humanity has not been able to stop the global increase in temperature. The coronavirus crisis has relegated the climate emergency debate to the background, although the connections between climate change and the pandemic prove that we have many reasons to act for climate. Public policies have favoured regulations, market instruments, and modernisation strategies that consolidate a sort of green capitalism that aggravates and depoliticises the problem. The fight against climate change needs a new approach based on citizen politics and social transformation.


Keywords


climate change; pandemic; green citizenship; politics; social transformation

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