environmental justice Articles

  • Environmental Principles and Environmental Justice

    Abstract: This article offers an analysis of the compatibility between the emerging concept ofcnvironmcntal justice and a number of more well established environmental principles. These include the precautionary principle, the polluter pays principle and sustainable development. The article argues that, for all three principles, a comparison with environmental justice gives rise to conflicts as ...


  • EO12898 Environmental Justice Requirements

    The Environmental Management Institute (EMI) respectfully submits these comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed renovation, repair and painting rule posted in docket no EPA-HQ-OPPT-2005-0049. EPA has crafted a strong, proposed rule. It has adequately explained the proposed rule in the preamble.  And it has published a detailed economic analysis that ...

  • Eco Justice

    It has been over five years since Canada ratified the Kyoto Protocol, and we’re still arguing over how to fulfill our commitments. Although the federal government’s lack of action with regards to Kyoto has become more controversial since the Conservatives took office, leading to widespread criticism of Canada’s stance at the most recent Conference of the Parties in Bali, we’ve never had a ...


    By Actual Media

  • Addressing Environmental Justice in the Permitting Process

    On February 11, 1994, Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations was issued.  Executive Order 12898 calls on each Federal agency to make achieving environmental justice part of its mission.  Since that time the United States ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • Gender and climate justice

    The authors look at how to bridge the gap between science, technology and social justice in their examination of the gender dimension of climate change. The authors argue for the need to understand in both analysis and policy the profound link between gender and climate change. They ask in the context of the current search for ecologically justice how to take a nuanced gender approach to in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood Risk and Social Justice

    Flood Risk and Social Justice is a response to the rising significance of floods and flood-related disasters worldwide, as an initiative to promote a socially just approach to the problems of flood risk. It integrates the human-social and the technological components to provide a holistic view. This book treats flooding as a multi-dimensional human and natural world tragedy that must be ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An action plan for environmental justice in Latin America and The Caribbean

    Without the right laws and safeguards in place, development can come at the expense of the environment and local communities. This point is especially evident in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Newspapers across the region regularly document conflicts over land and natural resource use, ...

  • Environmental refugees, corrective justice and a system of compensation

    Climate change threatens to create roughly 200 million environmental refugees by 2050. By the author's definition, these people will lack the goods required to live a minimally good human life and will be forced to cross international borders in search of resettlement and support. Given that climate change is deemed to be anthropogenic, this article responds to this prospective humanitarian ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book Reviews: Access to Environmental Justice: A Comparative Study

    Keywords: public participation, review procedures, land, water, clean air, waste, planning, environmental entitlement The problem of environmental justice is fast becoming an important issue in environmental law and policy debates. This is true for international as well as domestic debates. In a broad sense, environmental justice deals with both distributive, social justice problems and ...


  • Climate Justice: Equity and Justice Informing a New Climate Agreement

    This paper explores the role of equity in the climate negotiations. It establishes why climate change is an issue of injustice by examining the environmental challenges posed by climate change and links those challenges to socio-ecological and economic systems that undermine the rights of people, especially the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable. The paper then analyzes the role of justice and ...

  • The influence of the European Union Court of Justice

    The European Union (EU) has a large influence on the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) legislation in Member States. Regulations are directly applicable and Directives need to be implemented by the Member States into their national legislation. However, Member States have some freedom when implementing Directives, which can lead to the wrong implementation of a Directive. That is where the ...

  • Public participation in environmental decisions: stakeholders, authorities and procedural justice

    We analysed a stakeholder participation process undertaken by the North Carolina Division of Water Quality to see if the process satisfied elements of procedural justice: representation of relevant parties, voice, sound technical basis, fair treatment by authorities and absence of bias. The rushed timeframe for the process compromised several elements of procedural justice. Representation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book Review: International Environmental Justice. A North-South Dimension

    International Environmental Justice. A North-South Dimension, by Ruchi Anand. Ashgate, 2004. 149pp. ISBN 0-7546-3824-3Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pursuing substantive environmental justice: The Aarhus Convention as a ‘pillar’ of empowerment

    Adopting a grassroots perspective of environmental justice, this analysis illustrates the untapped potential of the second pillar of the Aarhus Convention to serve as a tool of empowerment, both in terms of fair treatment and meaningful involvement, for those suffering environmental injustice. The author argues that by upholding the general principle of non-discrimination, and by providing ...


  • Case Note: Access to Justice under Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Law

    INTRODUCTION Ireland was recently found not to have fully implemented Directive 85/337 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive) and Directive 2003/35 (the Arhus Convention Directive). As the name implies, this second directive arises from the Arhus Convention itself, which was negotiated under the auspices of ...


  • Is environmental justice all dried up? Drilling for water in the everglades dredges up questions regarding the potential for a just environmental sustainability

    This paper considers the social, environmental, and political implications of plans to employ aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) technology as a major part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) as exemplary of the predicament inherent to the challenge of achieving the goal of just environmental sustainability. Although ASR promises to be a low cost solution to regional water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why justice matters in water governance: some ideas for a ‘water justice framework’

    This paper and Special Issue build a case for why justice matters in water governance and why it should be explicitly accounted for in water management and allocation. It describes four characteristics of water and their implications for social and environmental justice. These four characteristics – the spatial and temporal uneven distribution of water; the fact that water is essential ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Social learning in an environmental justice context: a case study of integrated regional water management

    California recently implemented a statewide effort to learn how best to outreach to and involve ‘disadvantaged communities’ in integrated regional water management (IRWM) planning. Using the case of the Kings Basin Water Authority's Disadvantaged Community Pilot Project Study, we argue that social learning is a key mechanism through which the procedural and distributive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated water management and environmental justice – public acceptability and fairness in adopting water innovations

    Innovations to manage freshwater resources and avert shortages – including conservation through use of reclaimed wastewater, desalination, and demand-side management measures such as increasing block rate structures offer practical, effective remedies for meeting future water demands. We examine the challenges confronting adoption of these innovations that revolve around perceptions of fairness ...


    By IWA Publishing

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