Environmental Justice and Responsibilities
Prof. Rajendra Patil, (Retired), Dept. of Sociology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (India)
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 aims to transfer our world.These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. Goal 16 is to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. It is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels. The governments, civil society and communities work together to implement lasting solutions to reduce violence, deliver justice, combat corruption and ensure inclusive participation at all times.
On this background, Environmental Justice is seen as a social movement which expects fair distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. Environmental Justice is also a body of interdisciplinary social science literature which covers theories of environment and justice, laws and policies. Racism and discrimination against minorities center on a socially-dominant groups. Environmental discrimination is evident in selecting environmentally hazardous sites.
The following themes will be discussed in the Session: 15to be made 10
- Theorizing and Globalizing environmental justice:
- Environmental Justice as a movement.
- Environmental Justice: Issues, laws, policies and planning
- Environmental Justice and community participation
- Environmental Justice and Anthropocene
- Environmental issues: Sewage, hazardous waste, pollution, mining and displacement
- Environmental Discrimination, Socioeconomic disparities and affected groups
- Strategy for Environmental Justice and healthy environment
- Environmental Justice and Grassroots activism
- Sustainable Development as Environmental Justice