PHaJI Author: Jessica LeClair, MPH, RN
Climate change is an immediate public health threat, inflicting unjust burdens on marginalized and displaced peoples and their surrounding ecosystems. Without focused and strategic action, these injustices will exacerbate public health inequities. We propose a definition of Climate Justice in Nursing that will help inform public health nursing strategies to advance climate justice. We achieve this through briefly exploring, 1) the climate justice movement; 2) climate justice frameworks; 3) a Climate Justice in Nursing definition; and 4) implications for nursing roles in climate justice through research, education, advocacy, and practice.
LeClair J., Evans-Agnew R. & Cook C. (in press) Defining climate justice in nursing for public and planetary health. American Journal of Public Health.