Climate Justice

There is no climate justice without racial justice.

This page was developed in partnership with Second Nature's member institutions to help accelerate the work of racial and climate justice in, and through, higher education.

“Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. Climate justice is informed by science, responds to science and acknowledges the need for equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.”

Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice: Principles of Climate Justice

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DEIAJ Toolkit

The DEIAJ Toolkit was developed in partnership with Second Nature’s Climate Justice Working Group. The purpose of this Toolkit is to help colleges and universities center principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice (DEIAJ) into their climate action plans. Deploying the DEIAJ Toolkit at scale across over 400 member institutions will ultimately serve to both leverage and strengthen the higher education sector’s strengths to cultivate campus-community relationships and cross-sector partnerships. Additionally, the Toolkit may be useful for other sectors interested in how DEIAJ principles can be embedded into their own climate action plans.


cover of Higher Education’s Role in Advancing Climate Justice
Higher Education’s Role in Advancing Climate Justice
Download and share this working paper about Higher Education’s Role in Advancing Climate Justice including best practices and case studies for integrating DEIAJ principles into climate action planning.
Access Working Paper Here