Reframing Climate Justice
Prevailing definitions of climate justice do not fully capture the priorities, challenges or perspectives of low-emitting energy-poor countries. When applied to development policy, this gap risks prioritizing near-term emissions reductions over broader support for economic development and energy transformation, with comparatively little climate benefit.
The clean energy transition is not one-size-fits-all, and we need energy transitions that are truly ‘just and inclusive.’ Climate policy must reflect and respond to the needs and ambitions of those most impacted, and integrate a wider variety of perspectives on the meaning of justice and fairness.
The Hub works to ensure that policy decisions and funder investments reflect the energy needs, constraints, and ambitions of the world’s poorest populations. We aim to elevate perspectives and analysis from the most vulnerable countries, and shift the policy focus from a negative, restrictive approach in poor countries to a positive long-term agenda that ensures energy equity, and gives emerging economies the agency, flexibility, and tools needed to build resilience and prosper in a rapidly changing climate.
- ReportReframing Climate Justice for Development: Six principles for supporting inclusive and equitable energy transitions in low-emitting energy-poor African countriesAdvancing inclusive and equitable energy transitions is one of this century’s most vital global challenges, and one in which development finance will play a crucial role.Learn More