The Centre for Climate Justice is home to a core staff of academics, post-doctoral and PhD researchers. Our multi-disciplinary team is committed to producing high quality research in Climate Justice, contributing to academic debates and policy making. The Centre was created out of an initial and fundamental partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, to address a knowledge gap and has a portfolio of successful completed projects and ongoing research. It continues to work closely with the MRFCJ and other partnerships in Scotland and beyond. The Centre also has a growing cohort of PhD researchers from a varied disciplinary background.

Our research currently examines: climate justice and water access, food sovereignty, gender justice, access to clean energy, social education, community development, and environmental ethics which cut across the Centre’s seven key areas of research: human right to a decent quality of life, gender inequalities and social justice, food sovereignty and security, climate migration and refugees, health and resilience, psycho-social impacts of climate change, knowledge repository and impact-evaluation methodologies.


Climate Justice and Resource Management:

Food sovereignty in South East Asia
Energy Justice in Malawi
Water Access in Malawi and Zambia


Environmental Ethics, Governance and Policy:

Climate Justice Movements
Climate Justice Implementation
Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptation
Just Transition


Urban Climate Justice and Community Development:

Sustainable Cities
Flood Resilience
Climate Change and Displacement


Gender and Climate Change:

Climate Change and Violence
Intersectional spaces of climate injustice


Pedagogy and Participation:

Visualising Climate Change
Climate Justice Advocacy in Scotland
Education for Climate Justice in Scottish Schools
Impacts, education, and frameworks


Health, Well-being and Resilience:

Psycho-social impacts of climate change