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Environmental Justice

Resources at the intersection of climate change and social justice


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    Video: What is Environmental Justice? | NRDC

    “Children who live near freeways, ports, and railyards are five times more likely to have lung damage than kids who don’t. This eye-opening statistic shows how environmental justice issues impact countless vulnerable communities, as polluters are far more likely to target these areas—and their residents pay the highest price.” [01:56]


The Environmental Justice Movement | NRDC

The NRDC details the history of the Environmental Justice Movement in the United States and its importance in our present day.


What Is Environmental Racism? | World Economic Forum

Learn about what environmental racism is and the many forms in which we see it at play nationally and globally. Author: Peter Beech, published July 31, 2020


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    Global Atlas Of Environmental Justice

    Check out “ejatlas” for a collection of stories of communities struggling for environmental justice issues worldwide. Includes the option to search by country, company or commodity with the goal of increasing visibility of ecological conflicts and spaces of resistance.

‘Climate Apartheid’: Un Expert Says Human Rights May Not Survive | The Guardian

“The world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a UN human rights expert has said.” Author: Damian Carrington, published June 25, 2019

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