General Article Environmental justice

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What is environmental justice?

Environmental justice means everyone has:

  • a right to healthy places to live, work and enjoy themselves;
  • a right to a fair share of nature’s benefits like food and water;
  • a responsibility to look after the planet for others and for future generations.

In doing this we not only ensure a better life for all of us – but help protect the environment too.
But to get environmental justice for everyone, society must change: we need a fairer world. This includes ordinary people having legal support and the political clout to influence decisions affecting the environment where they live.
In this article we highlight examples of environmental injustice – and describe what we’re doing to tackle them. Read on and find out how we can work together for a fairer – and greener – future.

Environmental injustice around the world

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