Sustainable Development

Envisioning Disabled and Just Futures- Mutual Aid as an Adaptive Strategy for Environmental Change and Ecological Disablement

Mutual aid networks of care offer models of local level adaptive strategies in the face of mass disabling events such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

Social Inequalities, Environmental Crises, and the the STIRPAT Model

Here, we consider how one prominent model of the anthropogenic forces driving environmental impacts, the STIRPAT model, incorporates considerations of inequalities. Our assessment includes exploring STIRPAT’s limitations and ways in which it can be improved.

Colonial contexts and the feasibility of mitigation through transition- A study of the impact of historical processes on the emissions dynamics of nation-states

Historical exposure to logics of extractive colonialism accounts for up to 11% of variation in emissions-development relationships across nations, and moderates the association that emissions per capita, emissions per dollar, and total emissions have with development.

Does racism have inertia? A study of historic redlining's impact on present-day associations between development and air pollution in US cities

Historical redlining is associated with present day pollution, and intensifies the relationship between development and pollution as well.

When are fossil fuels displaced? An exploratory inquiry into the role of nuclear electricity production in the displacement of fossil fuels.

Renewable sources of electricity do not displace fossil fuels over time across nations, though evidence of displacement is found in nuclear capable nations.

How colonialism's legacy makes it harder for countries to escape poverty and fossil fuels today

Can we find a way to lift nearly half of the world out of poverty and still reduce fossil fuel use? There can be no sustainable development, and likely no energy transition, if poverty is not addressed too.

Does Gender Climate Influence Climate Change? The Multidimensionality of Gender Equality and Its Countervailing Effects on the Carbon Intensity of Well-Being

Increases in the number of women in parliament and women’s education the carbon intensity of well-being drawn from women’s labor force participation. We discuss the variations in our results by reviewing relevant eco-gender literatures, and feminist economics.

Colonization, Slavery, and Path Dependencies in the Fossil Economy

Identifies a need for direct intervention in historically entrenched forms of inequality.

Inequality, Decoupling, and Sustainable Development

What social changes yield a society that is more equitable, sustainable, resilient, and robust?

Racial Justice is Climate Justice- Racial capitalism and the fossil economy

An exploration of the links between the development of the racial and fossil capitalism.