“Something Must Be Done!”

Toward an Intersectional Environmental Justice

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Intersectionality, environmental justice, climate crisis, domination


The issue of environmental justice occupies an important area of objections to the environment and climate change as a problem emerging from the anthropocentric age that requires an urgent solution. This study, which proposes to see the issue of environmental justice as a world problem and to include it in the field of philosophical debate, argues that environmental justice problem can be analyzed as a multidimensional and intersectional problem based on its definition, development and scope. It is suggested that the approach and concept sets of intersectionality theory can be useful towards understanding the issue of environmental justice and developing solutions for it. For this purpose, the approaches of intersectionality theory thinkers such as Crenshaw, Collins and Yuval-Davis are examined and their suggestions that can contribute to understanding the issue of environmental justice are discussed. It is argued that the intersectionality approach, which is an important contribution of critical feminist theory to contemporary political philosophy, offers an important space for revealing and combating the relations of domination that are explicitly visible in the context of environmental justice issues, starting from the assumption that environmental justice issues particularly affect the most vulnerable and unprotected individuals and groups.


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How to Cite

UÇAR, Özgür. (2022). “Something Must Be Done!”: Toward an Intersectional Environmental Justice. POSSEIBLE, 11(2), 210–236. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7493726