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

Kramer, RC and White, R ORCID: 0000-0002-8800-0093 2020 , 'Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: a criminological perspective', in J Blaustein and K Fitz-Gibbon and NW Pino and R White (eds.), The Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development , Emerald Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 551-574.

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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 Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Kramer, RC and White, R
Keywords: climate change, global heating, climate change action plan, carbon criminals, state-corporate crime, green criminology
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
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