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Climate Change, Social Work, and the Transition Away From Fossil Fuels: A Scoping Review

As climate change unfolds, climate-mitigation strategies are proliferating. What are the social work literature’s contributions to these efforts?

Published as part of Sustainability’s special issue, “Ecosocial Work and Sustainability,” this study presents findings from a scoping review of the social work literature on practices to address climate change and transition away from fossil fuels. The authors suggest that the profession possesses key skills and expertise for the challenges ahead.

Project: Environment and Social Development


Mason, L. R., Melton, C. C., Gray, D., & Swallow, A. L. (2022). Climate change, social work, and the transition away from fossil fuels: A scoping review. Sustainability, 14(12), Article 7086.