We are an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the University of East Anglia interested in the links between social justice and environmental change at local and global scales.
We study injustices in different areas of contemporary environmental governance, and we are actively involved in envisioning and supporting more effective forms of environmental governance and social mobilisation.
We seek to place justice analysis at the heart of environmental governance, with a particular emphasis on promoting environmental justice for those suffering from poverty and disempowerment. Our interest in identifying global connections and dynamics is combined with explicit attention to local social and environmental struggles.
We value exchanging perspectives and collaborating with a number of actors including local communities, land and resource users, other researchers, environmental activists, policy-makers, development professionals and students.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT:
social injustices can be both causes and consequences of environmental problems
policy responses to environmental problems often lead to inequitable outcomes
the pursuit of social justice can provide a powerful motive for finding better solutions
WE WORK WITH ACADEMIC, ACTIVIST AND PRACTITIONER PARTNERS TO PRODUCE:
understanding about the linkages between injustice and environmental change
knowledge of particular issues and cases of environmental injustice
practice-oriented advice on equitable environmental solutions