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What do reactive border closures and the de-nationalization of undocumented populations around the world have to do with the climate crisis-mobility nexus? As part of the RIFS public lecture series `Justice in Sustainability’, Dr Mimi Sheller recently examined the interconnections of the climate crisis, unsustainable mobilities, and migration.

These links are analysed through the lens of the politics of movement, also known as kinopolitics. Based on this analysis, Sheller argues for a reparative approach to climate mobility justice that recognizes the wider coloniality of dominant mobility regimes and green energy transitions. This blog picks up on and further traces Sheller’s line of reasoning.