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International Environmental Justice

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Environmental justice encompasses the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people – regardless of race, class or colour – with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies that could negatively impact their lifestyles.  The focus of this volume is to offer a critical perspective, which advances the idea that environmental management and human rights are inherently interrelated.

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Price:
£70
Print ISSN:
9781906799175
Launch:
Aug. 2012

This book offers a unique angle on this complex topic by providing an understanding of environmental justice from both a United States and an international perspective. Each chapter covers a different case study that examines people and groups who have been unfairly exposed to unreasonable environmental conditions in different parts of the world.

Essential reading for those with an interest in the social impact of environmental issues, this book also will be of benefit to environmental planners and regulatory bodies. The book’s approach is interdisciplinary and features cross-curriculum perspectives including anthropological, business, sociological and cultural viewpoints.

Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Editors
  • The Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 Introduction: An Understanding of Environmental Justice Claims

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 International focus and terminology used
  • 1.3 Domestic perspective
  • 1.4 The advent of the modern environmental movement
  • 1.5 Emergence of the environmental justice movement
  • 1.6 Government response to environmental justice
  • 1.7 Environmental justice into the 21st century
  • 1.8 Aligning environmental justice and the EJM
  • 1.9 International environmental justice
  • 1.10 Framework
  • Endnotes
  • References

Chapter 2 Achieving Environmental Justice in the USA: A Grassroots Perspective from California’s Central Coast

  • 2.1 A grassroots view of environmental justice in the United States
  • 2.2 Environmental justice and the Central Coast: an analysis of environmental justice in two Central Coast counties
  • 2.3 South Oxnard: developing an expanding grassroots agenda for environmental justice
  • 2.4 Conclusion: in California’s Central Coast and the United States, immigrants are playing a key role in defining and addressing the expanding environmental justice agenda
  • References

Chapter 3 Pipeline to Environmental Justice: The Anti-Liquid Natural Gas Movement in Malibu and Oxnard, California Gregory K. Freeland

  • 3.1 Broken Hill Proprietary Billiton’s LNG plans
  • 3.2 OLNGM organisers and organisation strategy
  • 3.3 2003–2007: cycle of the anti-LNG movement
  • 3.4 OLNGM strategy overview
  • 3.5 Summary
  • Endnotes
  • References

Chapter 4 Tulum, Mexico: A Case Study Modelling Collaboration for Access to Clean Water for Indigenous Peoples

Dawn Alexandra Murray, Barbara Savage and Gail Kvistad

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Ocean currents and plastic
  • 4.3 Ecology of the area
  • 4.4 History of the people
  • 4.5 Development in Tulum
  • 4.6 Environmental justice issues
  • 4.7 Forces affecting indigenous people
  • 4.8 How to engage and inspire youth
  • 4.9 Collaboration
  • References

Chapter 5 Petroleum Extraction, Indigenous People and Environmental Injustice in the Ecuadorian Amazon Flora Lu

  • 5.1 ‘The devil’s excrement’
  • 5.2 Petroleum extraction from an international environmental
  • justice perspective
  • 5.3 A tale of three villages
  • 5.4 The Oriente and the Huaorani
  • 5.5 Part one: Oryx’s seismic exploration
  • 5.6 Part two: return to normalcy?
  • 5.7 Part three: living along the oil road in Gareno
  • 5.8 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Endnote
  • References

Chapter 6 Towards Environmental Equity in Nepalese Community Forestry Krishna K. Shrestha

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Environmental equity in community forestry
  • 6.3 Community forestry in Nepal
  • 6.4 Research methods
  • 6.5 Results
  • 6.6 Discussion
  • 6.7 Conclusion: towards environmental equity in Nepalese CF
  • Endnotes
  • References

Chapter 7 Lesotho: A Peculiar Case of Environmental Justice Frederick D. Gordon

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Environmental justice
  • 7.3 International environmental justice
  • 7.4 Neofunctional theory
  • 7.5 Lesotho–South African relations
  • 7.6 Understanding traditional ways of life
  • 7.7 Lesotho Highlands Water Project
  • 7.8 International environmental justice and the LHWP
  • 7.9 Conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • References

Chapter 8 Forgotten Voices: Indigenous Rights and Justice in Environmental Politics Martin Adamian

  • 8.1 The development of international law
  • 8.2 International environmental law
  • 8.3 Indigenous rights in international law
  • 8.4 The rights of peoples to self-determination
  • 8.5 Cultural integrity
  • 8.6 Biological and ecological integrity
  • 8.7 Adequacy of international law and indigenous rights
  • 8.8 Collective rights
  • 8.9 Conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • References
  • Epilogue
  • Index

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