Local Justice, Global Climate Injustice? Inequality and tree planting in Thailand

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Debates on climate justice often involve competing discourses of justice among social actors across governance scales. Drawing on ethnographic research on tree planting schemes in Thailand, Witchuda Srang-iam argues that perceived inequalities and justice at the local level could sustain oppression and injustice on a global scale. She calls for a situated theory of justice and a bottom-up approach to redress climate-related inequalities between and among affluent polluters and poor victims.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/dev.2011.102

Publication date: March 1, 2012

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