Mijin Cha

Professor Mijin Cha
Assistant Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy
B.S., Cornell University; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law; LLM, Ph.D., University of London
Appointed In: 
2016
Office: 
UEPI 203
Hours: 

Sabbatical AY2019-20

Mijin Cha's research and teaching interests are in the areas of climate justice, environmental justice, labor movements, and the intersection of labor and climate justice.

Her current research agenda focuses on "just transition" - how to transition communities and workers economically dependent upon fossil fuel extraction and use into a low-carbon future in a way that is equitable and just.

Recently published!

A Roadmap to an Equitable Low-Carbon Future: Four Pillars for a Just Transition
April 23, 2019

By: J. Mijin Cha
With: Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, James Sadd, and Madeline Wander

Prepared for the Climate Equity Network

In the face of the looming climate crisis, any chance of staving off even worst impacts from climate change depends on significant reductions in GHG emissions and a move from a fossil fuel-based economy to a low-carbon economic future. California is already on the path to a low-carbon future and targeted, deliberate policy implementation will move the state toward an equitable one.

Click here for the full report.