Environmental justice

Justice by Luca Giordano (1864 - 1866)

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Interagency Environmental Justice MOU Last Updated on 2011-08-07 00:00:00 Administration Advances Efforts to Protect Health of U.S. Communities Overburdened by Pollution Federal Agencies Sign Environmental Justice Memorandum of Understanding Building on its commitment to ensuring strong protection from environmental and health hazards for all Americans, the Obama Administration today announced Federal agencies have agreed to develop environmental justice strategies to protect the health of people living in communities overburdened by pollution and provide the public with annual progress reports on their efforts. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder were joined by agency heads across the Administration in signing the “Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 12898” (EJ MOU).... More »
Module: Societal Contributors to Climate Literacy Last Updated on 2011-06-08 00:00:00 SUMMARY Background: Though Florida A&M University (FAMU) is an HBCU (Historically Black College/University), its student population is diverse with respect to the representation of people of color.  In addition to African Americans, there are black students from the Caribbean, Africa, and South America, in addition to students from different Asian countries.  Accordingly, students are assisted in gaining a more global worldview through cultural interactions with their peers. Objectives: Describe how climate has changed in your home country over the past 100 years. Compare various nations' commitments to regulate greenhouse gas emissions according to international agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol. Examine and describe the societal factors which influence awareness, attitudes, and actions with respect to global climate... More »
Arctic climate change case studies using indigenous knowledge Last Updated on 2009-09-28 11:50:20 This is Section 3.4 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Lead Authors: Henry Huntington, Shari Fox; Contributing Authors: Fikret Berkes, Igor Krupnik; Case Study Authors are identified on specific case studies; Consulting Authors: Anne Henshaw,Terry Fenge, Scot Nickels, Simon Wilson Indigenous perspectives on the changing Arctic vary widely over time and space, as may be expected given the differences between the histories, cultures, ways of life, social and economic situations, geographical locations, and other characteristics of the many peoples of the region. These perspectives cannot be illustrated by generalizations nor, in the space allotted and with the materials currently available, comprehensively for the entire Arctic. The case studies used in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment were chosen as illustrations of indigenous perspectives on climate change, and... More »