Anne Deepak, Ph.D., and Golam Mathbor, Ph.D., professors in the School of Social Work, co-authored a chapter in the recently published, “Social Work and Climate Justice: International Perspectives.”
Deepak and Mathbor wrote the third chapter, “Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Sustainable Development in Social Work,” which describes the value of Green Social Work.
The chapter also details how Green Social Work is tackling environmental justice and climate change through sustainable development framed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the global advocacy of the profession, and bolstered by core social work skills. Examples on how to integrate this content into social work education and practice are also covered.
“Social Work and Climate Justice: International Perspectives,” features 10 chapters, each written by different social work professionals, and argues that climate justice is an urgent and defining global challenge with long-term implications for poverty reduction, livelihoods, community well-being, and sustainable development.