By: Michael Méndez.
This book explores the ways that environmental justice activists engage in California’s climate policy planning process. Using the concept of “climate change from the streets,” Méndez explores how activists’ embodied knowledge can serve as an important tool in mitigation and adaptation planning. While the current model of policymaking does not often account for this qualitative, experiential knowledge, Méndez documents how environmental activists challenge mainstream assumptions, create coalitions, and build tools that allow for a multiscalar, intersectional approach to climate change policymaking. This clear, readable book would work well in an undergraduate or graduate level course.