Environmental Justice is defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency as: "the fair treatment of and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Fair treatment means that no group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups, should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies."
The Climate Change issue:
Climate poses the most complex, profound, and important environmental justice issue that we have yet encountered.
The consequences of climate change will far outrun the impacts of any other environmental justice issue.
Although it will disporportionately harm the poor and powerless, it challenges our conventional moral and political concepts.
The contents of this guide mirror the contents of World Ethics and Climate Change. Each chapter of the guide corresponds with the chapter of the same title in the book. Thus the...
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