Climate Justice and Ecofeminism

Developed by Karla J. Strand, DPhil, MLIS
Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian
University of Wisconsin
November 2021

This bibliography is number 98a in the series “Bibliographies in Gender and Women’s Studies,” published by the University of Wisconsin System Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian.

Introduction

Climate change, climate disasters, and the inequitable distribution of global resources are central narratives unfolding alongside the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. At the center of this narrative are the voices of queer and trans people of color, often living at the front lines of climate change without equal representation or inclusion in solutions and decision-making processes. This bibliography includes resources that rely on an intersectional lens to examine the climate crisis as a human rights issue deeply entangled with the ongoing inequities and opportunities of a global pandemic: environmental racism, colonialism, capitalism, and hierarchies of privilege and oppression. They consider both the gendered implications of climate change and the role women, people of the global majority, migrants, and other marginalized groups play as agents of change in areas of policy development, grassroots mobilization, and sustainable solutions. These resources also explore how experiential knowledge, anxiety, compassion, energy, and resilience fuel movements for environmental change.

To begin, please see ECOFEMINISM: AN INTRODUCTORY BIBLIOGRAPHY by Julie Knutson (1995), which is #73 in this series. This bibliography will pick up with works post-1995.

In progress!