The effects and impacts of climate change are being felt globally, however, the burdens of these impacts are not being felt equitably across communities of people. Similarly, how climate solutions impact people and communities matters to social justice and equality. Climate justice and just transition perspectives and policies begin by recognizing that key groups are affected by climate change differently, and that climate solutions require a greater understanding of these differences. Just transition is a framework for action used to ensure that the transition towards a sustainable, carbon-neutral economy happens in a fair way with respect to people’s social and economic opportunities, and, specifically, in a way that does not exacerbate existing social inequalities. This special collection showcases current research on climate justice and just transition, with respect to strategies, policy assessments, frameworks, national case studies, and identifying and managing social justice outcomes and vulnerabilities.

Dirk Arne Heyen (2022) Social justice in the context of climate policy: systematizing the variety of inequality dimensions, social impacts, and justice principles, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2142499

Christine Wamsler, Gustav Osberg, Anna Panagiotou, Beth Smith, Peter Stanbridge, Walter Osika & Luis Mundaca (2022) Meaning-making in a context of climate change: supporting agency and political engagement, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2121254

Simone Abram, Ed Atkins, Alix Dietzel, Kirsten Jenkins, Lorna Kiamba, Joshua Kirshner, Julia Kreienkamp, Karen Parkhill, Tom Pegram & Lara M. Santos Ayllón (2022) Just Transition: A whole-systems approach to decarbonisation, Climate Policy, 22:8, 1033-1049, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2108365

Anne Owen, Josh Burke & Esin Serin (2022) Who pays for BECCS and DACCS in the UK: designing equitable climate policy, Climate Policy, 22:8, 1050-1068, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2104793

Karen Turner, Julia Race, Oluwafisayo Alabi, Antonios Katris & Kim Swales (2022) The relationship between a ‘polluter pays’ approach to carbon capture, regional policy and ‘just transition’ employment agendas, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2110031

Matthew Lai, Stacy-ann Robinson, Emmanuel Salas, William Thao & Anna Shorb (2022) Climate justice for small island developing states: identifying appropriate international financing mechanisms for loss and damage, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2112017

Antonina Scheer, Moritz Schwarz, Debbie Hopkins & Ben Caldecott (2022) Whose jobs face transition risk in Alberta? Understanding sectoral employment precarity in an oil-rich Canadian province, Climate Policy, 22:8, 1016-1032, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2086843

Jingyuan Xu & Yue Zhang (2022) Has the international climate regime promoted climate justice? Evidence from Clean Development Mechanism projects in China, Climate Policy, 22:2, 222-235, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2008294

Charles Beauregard, D’Arcy Carlson, Stacy-ann Robinson, Charles Cobb & Mykela Patton (2021) Climate justice and rights-based litigation in a post-Paris world, Climate Policy, 21:5, 652-665, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1867047

Philippe Le Billon, Païvi Lujala, Devyani Singh, Vance Culbert & Berit Kristoffersen (2021) Fossil fuels, climate change, and the COVID-19 crisis: pathways for a just and green post-pandemic recovery, Climate Policy, 21:10, 1347-1356, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1965524

Sennan D. Mattar, Tahseen Jafry, Patrick Schröder & Zarina Ahmad (2021) Climate justice: priorities for equitable recovery from the pandemic, Climate Policy, 21:10, 1307-1317, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1976095

Zoha Shawoo & C. L. McDermott (2020) Justice through polycentricity? A critical examination of climate justice framings in Pakistani climate policymaking, Climate Policy, 20:2, 199-216, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1707640

Greg Muttitt & Sivan Kartha (2020) Equity, climate justice and fossil fuel extraction: principles for a managed phase out, Climate Policy, 20:8, 1024-1042, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1763900

Ayse Uyduranoglu & Serda Selin Ozturk (2020) Public support for carbon taxation in Turkey: drivers and barriers, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1816887

Joakim Kulin & Ingemar Johansson Sevä (2020) Who do you trust? How trust in partial and impartial government institutions influences climate policy attitudes, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1792822

Robert A. Huber, Lukas Fesenfeld & Thomas Bernauer (2020) Political populism, responsiveness, and public support for climate mitigation, Climate Policy, 20:3, 373-386, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1736490

Adrian Rinscheid, Silvia Pianta & Elke U. Weber (2020) Fast track or SloMo? Public support and temporal preferences for phasing out fossil fuel cars in the United States, Climate Policy, 20:1, 30-45, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1677550

Sara Maestre-Andrés, Stefan Drews & Jeroen van den Bergh (2019) Perceived fairness and public acceptability of carbon pricing: a review of the literature, Climate Policy, 19:9, 1186-1204, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1639490

Paul Stroik, D. Chakraborty, W. Ge, J. Boulter & E. Jamelske (2019) Effect of reciprocity on public opinion of international climate treaties: experimental evidence from the US and China, Climate Policy, 19:8, 959-973, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1617666

Eva Kyselá, Milan Ščasný & Iva Zvěřinová (2019) Attitudes toward climate change mitigation policies: a review of measures and a construct of policy attitudes, Climate Policy, 19:7, 878-892, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1611534

Niklas Harring, Sverker C. Jagers & Simon Matti (2019) The significance of political culture, economic context and instrument type for climate policy support: a cross-national study, Climate Policy, 19:5, 636-650, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1547181

Charles A. Ogunbode, Gisela Böhm, Stuart B. Capstick, Christina Demski, Alexa Spence & Nicole Tausch (2019) The resilience paradox: flooding experience, coping and climate change mitigation intentions, Climate Policy, 19:6, 703-715, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1560242

Adam Mayer & E. Keith Smith (2019) Unstoppable climate change? The influence of fatalistic beliefs about climate change on behavioural change and willingness to pay cross-nationally, Climate Policy, 19:4, 511-523, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1532872

Sverker C. Jagers, Johan Martinsson & Simon Matti (2019) The impact of compensatory measures on public support for carbon taxation: an experimental study in Sweden, Climate Policy, 19:2, 147-160, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1470963