Resource Title

Towards Climate Justice: A strategy guide for the community sector in responding to climate change


The report shows how climate change disproportionately affects disadvantaged and marginalised communities and makes the case for community workers and community work to get involved in the climate change agenda.

Resource Details

  • Author: Seán Regan, Damien Walshe, Armin Krautgasser, Ann Irwin, Tadhg O'Mahony, Kevin Murphy, Ann Irwin, Jamie Gorman, Oonagh McArdle, Ciara Bradley and Margaret Desmond
  • Publisher: Community Workers' Cooperative
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-9560334-3-7
  • Page Count: 80


Towards Climate Justice endeavours to provide basic information on climate change, climate justice and strategies for how the community sector might engage with responding to climate change.

Designed with many beautiful illustrations and infographics, scenarios, recommendations and strategies for community organisations.

With a foreword by Mary Robinson, the report is organised into 5 sections:

  1. Introduction and Methodology– outlines the objectives of the project and the methodology used
  2. Scenarios and workshop discussions – provides a summary of the scenarios used as a basis for the workshops along with a synopsis of the workshop discussions
  3. Climate change and the community sector – includes basic information in relation to climate change and its impacts, along with motivations for the community sector to engage with climate change
  4. Policy Context – explores international and national climate change and sustainable development policy frameworks
  5. Strategies and Recommendations –selected strategies for community organisations and the community sector to begin to engage with the climate change agenda. Includes recommendations for the community sector and the wider climate change policy community

Includes a useful and detailed series of appendices with resources for community organisers and researchers. Examples include: extended bibliography; sample environmental and sustainability policy for a community organisation; local initiatives and responses to climate change

Available from:

Download Towards Climate Justice PDF (2.84MB)

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