IIASA/EQU Justice Framework: A descriptive guideline for science and policy

Hanger-Kopp, S., Kikstra, J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9405-1228, Mintz-Woo, K. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9216-9561, Scheifinger, K., Schinko, T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1156-7574, Wallimann-Helmer, I., Wong, C., Woodhouse, E., et al. (2024). IIASA/EQU Justice Framework: A descriptive guideline for science and policy. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-24-012

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The consideration of justice has become a critical area of focus for researchers, as awareness is increasing that (perceived) injustices are a main barrier for effectively tackling the interconnected global grand challenges, such as the climate and the biodiversity crises. Insufficient attention to perceptions of justice is a major issue slowing progress on climate change and other major policy issues. Justice, however, is difficult to grasp as it is a multi-dimensional and culturally diverse term and is in many instances of global socio-environmental issues not formally institutionalized.
This working paper introduces the first version of the IIASA/EQU justice framework, which comprehensively outlines justice in its multiple aspects with the aim to facilitate justice assessment across diverse research and policy contexts. It is thus a descriptive framework with no normative objectives. The framework is grounded in philosophy and is applied and tested in a variety of applications, to be useful for research and decision-making. It is meant to be accessible across disciplines, powerful in terms of capacity to express a variety of justice ideas, and modular so researchers can select and deploy the aspects that are most appropriate or useful.
The framework as presented here serves as a baseline for further refinement, expansion, applications, and evaluation across disciplines, subject areas, and cultural backgrounds.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 31 May 2024 10:38
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 08:33
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/19761

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