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Decolonizing Sustainability Study Group


Below you can find a (non-exhaustive) list of resources on the DSSG themes of interest:

Agarwal, A., and Narain, S. (1991). Global Warming in an Unequal World: A Case of Environmental Colonialism, New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment.

Álvarez, L., and Coolsaet, B. (2020). ‘Decolonizing environmental justice studies: A Latin American perspective’, Capitalism Nature Socialism 31 (2): 50—69.

Biermann, F. (2001). ‘Big science, small impacts—in the South? The influence of global environmental assessments on expert communities in India’. Global Environmental Change. Human and Policy Dimensions 11: 4, 297–309.

Biermann, F. (2002). ‘Institutions for scientific advice: Global environmental assessments and their influence in developing countries’. Global Governance 8: 2, 195–219.

Biermann, F. (2006). ‘Whose experts? The role of geographic representation in global environmental assessments’, in Ronald B. Mitchell, William C. Clark, David W. Cash and Nancy M. Dickson (eds.), Global Environmental Assessments. Information and Influence. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 87–112

Biermann, F., and Möller, I. (2019). ‘Rich man’s solution? Climate engineering discourses and the marginalization of the Global South’, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 19 (2): 151—167.

Conca, K. (2018). ‘Prospects for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on climate engineering’, Environmental Politics 28 (3): 417—440.

Corbera, E., Calvet-Mir, L., Hughes, H. and Paterson, M. (2016). ‘Patterns of authorship in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III report’, Nature Climate Change 6 (1): 94—99.

Demeter, M. (2020). Academic Knowledge Production and the Global South: Questioning Inequality and Under-representation, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Díaz-Reviriego, I., Turnhout, E., and Beck, S. (2019). ‘Participation and inclusiveness in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’, Nature Sustainability 2: 457—464.

Dirth, E., Biermann, F. and Kalfagianni, A. (2020). ‘What do researchers mean when talking about justice? An empirical review of justice narratives in global change research’, Earth System Governance 6: 1000042.

Ho-Lem, C., Zerriffi, H., and Kandlikar, M. (2011). ‘Who participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and why: A quantitative assessment of the national representation of authors in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’, Global Environmental Change 21 (4): 1308–1317.

Kashwan, P., Biermann, F., Gupta, A., and Okereke, C. (2020). Planetary Justice: Prioritizing the Poor in Earth System Governance. Earth System Governance 6: article 100075.

Krasemann, F., Biermann, F., and Kalfagianni, A. (2019). Equity and Justice in the IPCC: Authorship Patterns and Climate Justice Discourses in the IPCC Working Group III Report, Utrecht: Utrecht University.

Sénit, C.A., Okereke, C., Alcázar, L., Banik, D., Bastos Lima, M., Biermann, F., Fambasayi, R., Hathie, I., Kronsell, A., Leonardsson, H., Niles, N., and Siegel, K. (forthcoming). ‘Inclusiveness and the Sustainable Development Goals’, in F. Biermann, T. Hickmann, and C.-A. Sénit (eds.), The Sustainable Development Goals as a Transformative Force? The 2022 SDG Impact Assessment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Sénit, C.A., and Biermann, F. (accepted). ‘In whose name are you speaking? The representation of the poor in global civil society activism. Global Policy.

Sénit, C.A. (2020). ‘Leaving no one behind? The influence of civil society participation on the Sustainable Development Goals’, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 38 (4): 693—712.

Sénit, C.A. (2020). ‘Transforming our world? Discursive representation in the negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals’, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 20 (3): 411—429.

Sénit, C.A., Biermann, F., and Kalfagianni, A. (2017). ‘The representativeness of global deliberation: A critical assessment of civil society consultations for sustainable development’, Global Policy 8 (1): 62—72.

Yamineva, Y. (2017). ‘Lessons from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on inclusiveness across geographies and stakeholders’, Environmental Science and Policy 77: 244—251.