The transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is underway. That’s good news for the planet as well as the disadvantaged communities that bear an outsized burden of the extractive economy. As we make this transition, now is the moment to make sure the emerging economic system addresses the injustices of the old. Ther fall 2017 issue looks at specific paths toward a “just transition”—one built on inclusivity and equity.
From this issue
Climate Justice is Racial Justice is Gender Justice
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis
13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.
Corporations Have Legal Personhood, But Rivers Don't? That Could Change
Indian Country could finally see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori in achieving legal protection for natural entities.
Carpe Diem Politics: How to Do More Than Just Resist
Today’s social justice movements must seize opportunities, mobilize quickly, and, finally, embrace a carnival spirit.
What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care
Even Trump supporters agree we can learn something from the country’s universal, low-cost health care system. It’s that good.