Accepted Paper:

Community Agency and Climate Justice: Place-Based and Path-Dependent  
Shirley Fiske (University of Maryland)Susan Crate (George Mason University)

Paper short abstract:

Although climate change is a global problem, its effects are place-based and path-dependent and so requires local and regional solutions. The task force called for greater attention to the unequal impacts of climate change distributed across the communities of the world; and recognized the need to re-focus on local and regional agency and solutions in dealing with climate change and environmental degradation. To these ends, this commentary overviews community-centered approaches and the critical role that anthropology can/ does play.
Panel Plenary2
Next Steps beyond 'Changing the Atmosphere': Strategies for Action on the AAA Statement on Humanity and Climate Change