Sources: Environmental Justice Strategies & Tactics

Movement Building & Organizing

Principles & Approaches

Cosmos vs. Anthropocene: Multi-scalar Praxis for Socio-environmental justice with Adrienne Maree Brown’s Emergent Strategy (2021, chapter in Narratives of Scale in the Anthropocene)

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (2019, book by adrienne maree brown)

Emergent Strategy Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (2017, book by adrienne maree brown)

Prefiguration

Prefigurative Politics and Social Movement Strategy: The Roles of Prefiguration in the Reproduction, Mobilisation and Coordination of Movements (2021, article in Political Studies)

‘Goldman-Sachs doesn’t care if you raise chicken’: the challenges of resistant prefiguration (2017, article in Social Movement Studies)

Rethinking Prefiguration: Alternatives, Micropolitics and Goals in Social Movements (2014, article in Social Movement Studies)

Emotion Work

The emotion work of movements (2015, chapter in The Social Movements Reader)

Civil disobedience / Direct action

Extinction Rebellion announces move away from disruptive tactics (2022, article in The Guardian)

Roadblocks, soup hurling, superglue … Just Stop Oil protests divide activists on direct action (2022, article in The Guardian)

Do we really care more about Van Gogh’s sunflowers than real ones? The Just Stop Oil activists are accused of using tactics that will backfire. But ‘respectable’ protest is roundly ignored (2022, opinion article in The Guardian)

Berating climate deniers isn’t enough – disruptive protest now seems the only way forward (2022, article in The Guardian)

The moral case for destroying fossil fuel infrastructure (2021, opinion piece in The Guardian)

*Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse (2019, opinion article in The Guardian)

This is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the 21st Century (2016, book by Mark Engler and Paul Engler)

Art-Activism

Beautiful Trouble – creative tools for a more just world (stories, tactics, methodologies, theories, principles, sets)

Fossil Free Culture NL – a collective of artists, activists, researchers and critics working at the intersection of art and climate activism; making disobedient art to bring an end to oil and gas sponsorship of public cultural institutions in NL

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination – artivist experiments, workshops & trainings, publications

Brandalism – an international collective of artists and activists that confront the power of big business and their public relations advertising

Just Stop Oil’s Van Gogh soup stunt is the latest streak of radical art protest by women (2022, article in The Guardian)

Propaganda Art in the 21st Century (2019, book by Jonas Staal)

Artivism: Injecting Imagination into Degrowth (2017, article on Degrowth.info)

J. Jordan on Creative Activism (2016, lecture video by Fossil Free Culture)

Mobilizing Society

World scientists’ warnings into action, local to global (2021, article in Science Progress)

Social Tipping Points

Operationalising positive tipping points towards global sustainability (2022, article in Global Sustainability)

Identify A-ha moments to trigger fast climate action, say UK scientists (2022, article in The Guardian based on article in Global Sustainability)

Upward-scaling tipping cascades to meet climate goals: plausible grounds for hope (2021, article in Climate Policy)

Social tipping processes towards climate action: A conceptual framework (2021, article in Ecological Economics)

Experimental evidence for tipping points in social convention (2018, article in Science)

Strategic Communication

Storytelling

Environmental Justice

*Telling people to ‘follow the science’ won’t save the planet. But they will fight for justice (2022, opinion article in The Guardian)

Appealing to Emotion

Klimastudie – Was hilft gegen Klimaangst: Alarmierende Studien können Menschen sehr wohl zum Handeln motivieren (2023, article in Die Zeit)

Appreciating Ecology

Bees can play soccer – 10 little-known facts about insects (2022, article in The Guardian)

Narrative Devices

Why our secret weapon against the climate crisis could be humour (2022, article in The Guardian)

Literature

The Ministry for the Future (2020, book by Kim Stanley Robinson)

The Overstory (2018, book by Richard Powers)

Journalism

Carbon bombs and Gulf Stream collapse: the most urgent climate stories of our time (climate pledge 2022 by The Guardian)

Visual communication/photography

Climate Visuals – evidence-based and impact focused climate photography resource

‘It was like an apocalyptic movie’: 20 climate photographs that changed the world (2022, article in The Guardian)

‘The climate crisis is now’: haunting video spotlights California wildfires: The release by a Greta Thunberg-inspired activist group was timed with the global climate strike protests launching Friday (2022, article in The Guardian)

How the climate crisis is already harming America – photo essay (2022, photo essay in The Guardian)

Legal action

ClientEarth – using law to create systemic change

Legal eagles: how climate litigation is shaping ambitious cases for nature – lawyers are turning their attention to cases that address the loss of biodiversity (2022, article in The Guardian)

‘It’s a human rights issue’: young adults take Portugal climate crisis to court (2022, article in The Guardian)

From Vanuatu law school to the Hague: the fight to recognise climate harm in international law (2022, article in The Guardian)

Vanuatu to seek international court opinion on climate change rights: The Pacific island nation wants clarity on the legal responsibilities owed to its people related to climate change (2021, article in The Guardian)

Exxon must go to trial over alleged climate crimes, court rules (2022, article in The Guardian)

EU faces legal challenge over plan to fast-track gas projects: NGOs argue priority list was drawn up without consideration of methane emissions (2022, article in The Guardian)

Shell directors sued [by ClientEarth] for ‘failing to prepare company for net zero’ (2022, article in The Guardian)

UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy (2021, article in The Guardian)

Campaigners force Shell to halt oil exploration on South African coast (2021, article in The Guardian)

French court ‘Conseil d’Etat’ orders government to ‘repair’ carbon emissions overshoot (2021, article in The Guardian)

French court ‘Conseil d’Etat’ orders government to act on climate in next nine months, following a lawsuit by four NGOs backed by a petition signed by 2.3 million people (2021, article in The Guardian)

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