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David Ciplet

University of Colorado Boulder

Based in

United States
North America

David Ciplet is a sociologist researching how relationships of power and inequality in environmental governance shape efforts for a more socially just society.

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Malin, Stephanie, David Ciplet, and Jill Harrison. 2022. “Guest editorial for special issue: Site of acceptance and resistance.” Environmental Justice.

Reynolds, Devon and David Ciplet. 2022. “An Environmental Justice Framework for Socially Responsible Investment.” Journal of Business Ethics. 1-17.

Ciplet, David. 2022. Transition coalitions: Toward a theory of transformative just transitions. Environmental Sociology. 1-16.

Dorman, Diana and David Ciplet. 2021. “Sustainable energy for all? Assessing global distributive justice in the Green Climate Fund’s energy finance.” Global Environmental Politics 0(0): 1-23.

Ciplet, David. 2021. “From energy privilege to energy justice: A framework for embedded sustainable development.” Energy Research and Social Science 75: 101996.

Robinson, Stacy-Ann, Mizan Khan, J Timmons Roberts, Romain Weikmans, and David Ciplet. 2021. “Sustainable sources of finance for addressing loss and damage from slow onset events.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 50: 138-148.

Roberts, Timmons, Romain Weikmanns, Stacy-Ann Robinson, David Ciplet, Mizan Khan and Danielle Falzon. 2021. “Rebooting a failed promise on climate change.” Nature Climate Change 11(3): 180-182

Khan, Mizan, Stacy-Ann Robinson, Romain Weikmanns, David Ciplet and Timmons Roberts. 2020. “25 years of adaptation finance through a justice lens.” Climatic Change 161(2): 251-269.

Ciplet, David and Jill Harrison. 2020. “Mapping tensions in movements for a just and sustainable transition.” Environmental Politics 29(3): 435-456.

Ciplet, David. 2019. “Means of the marginalized: Embedded transnational advocacy networks and the transformation of neoliberal global governance.” International Studies Quarterly 63(2): 296-309.

Ciplet, David, Kevin Adams, Romain Weikmans and Timmons Roberts. 2018. “The transformative capability of transparency in global environmental governance.” Global Environmental Politics 18(3): 130-150.

Ciplet, David, Roberts JT. 2017. “Climate change and the transition to neoliberal environmental governance.” Global Environmental Change 46: 148-156.

Ciplet, David. 2017. “Subverting the status quo? Climate debt, vulnerability and counter-hegemonic frame integration in United Nations climate politics – a framework for analysis.” Review of International Political Economy 24(6): 1052-1075.

Ciplet, David, Roberts JT. 2017. “Splintering South: Ecologically Unequal Exchange Theory in a Fragmented Global Climate.” Journal of World-Systems Research 23(2): 372-398.

Ciplet, David. 2015. “Rethinking cooperation: consent and inequality in international climate change politics.” Global Governance 21(2): 247-274.

Ciplet, David, Timmons Roberts and Mizan Khan. 2015. “Power in a Warming World: The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality.” The MIT Press.

Ciplet, David. 2014. “Contesting climate injustice: Transnational advocacy network struggles for rights in UN climate change politics.” Global Environmental Politics 14(4).

Ciplet, David, Timmons Roberts and Mizan Khan. 2013. “The politics of international climate adaptation funding: Divisions in the greenhouse.” Global Environmental Politics 13(1) 49-68.