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Ferreira, Iris, 2024. Distributive justice in the implementation of science-based targets for businesses : a systematic literature review. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. Of Aquatic Resources



This thesis examines the integration of distributive justice into science-based targets (SBTs) for climate change mitigation by businesses, addressing concerns over the burden shift from public authorities to private entities. Through a systematic literature review, interdisciplinary research work addressing relevant contributory debates was thus extracted from Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar within the scope 2015-2023. The study assesses the state-of-the-art of distributive justice in SBTs, the efficacy of interactions within the knowledge-to-action system and possible improvements for a better inclusion of distributive justice in SBTs. The findings indicate a lack of system-thinking in the research focused on distributive justice within SBTs, despite recognition of its significance for equitable climate action. The thesis reveals a need for enhanced mechanisms in the knowledge-to-action system to ensure equity, transparency, accountability, and inclusivity. Finally, the study calls for a more just and effective approach to corporate climate action, advocating for improvements in the creation and application of SBTs that incorporate distributive justice principles.

Main title:Distributive justice in the implementation of science-based targets for businesses
Subtitle:a systematic literature review
Authors:Ferreira, Iris
Supervisor:Östman, Örjan and Cornell, Sarah
Examiner:Koehler, Birgit
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2024
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:Other
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. Of Aquatic Resources
Keywords:climate goals, corporate environmental responsibility, distributive justice, knowledge-to-action, knowledge transfer processes, systematic literature review
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Deposited On:19 Apr 2024 07:58
Metadata Last Modified:25 Apr 2024 01:08

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